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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Karol Tucker and Scott Hazard
Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is presenting two new exhibits including: Drawing, An Intimate View, featuring works by Karol Tucker on view from Oct. 2 -31, 2009, in the Upfront Gallery and Topographic Ruminations, featuring works by Scott Hazard, on view from Oct. 2 - 31, 2009, in the Lobby gallery.
Although Karol Tucker
enjoys working in a variety of media, she often returns to her
first love drawing, and especially charcoal drawing. She
notes that there is an immediacy and expressive quality with charcoal
that she finds incredibly satisfying. Tucker often chooses to
work with the human form. In Drawing, An Intimate View,
Tucker presents a grouping of some of her favorites. Along with
her larger works, she has taken the opportunity to share some
of her small, intimate sketches done in airports, restaurants,
on the street, and even in the hospital. They are done without
any erasing just very quickly and often without the
subject even being aware of her process. Most are done in pencil
or ball point pen. All drawings in this exhibit are completed
from life. Tucker hopes they convey freshness, emotion, and the
dignity of the human spirit.
Born in 1941 in northern OH, Tucker spent most her childhood playing in the barns and cornfields that surrounded her home. However, once a week, she attended the Toledo Museum of Art to partake in youth art classes. She earned a BFA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. After teaching art for a few years, Tucker focused on the family business and raising two daughters. In 1994, she took her first art class in 30 years and has continued to study art ever since. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is part of both private and corporate collections.
Through his work Scott Hazard aims to illuminate facets and poetic understandings of our world that are often unseen or unnoticed. Commonplace elements in the natural and built worlds provide points of origin for helping people gain insights into and understandings of the landscape around them.
Hazard notes that in
a world with a seemingly endless amount of stimuli, most of us
are concerned with our own business, unable to let the details
of the world reveal themselves. Taking note of these details might
help us better appreciate or gain an enhanced understanding of
the world we live in. As Walt Whitman wrote in the preface to
Leaves of Grass, "The greatest poet dilates any thing
that was before thought smallwith the grandeur and life of the
universe. He is a seer." Through his artwork Hazard wishes
to transmit a glimpse of this poetic vision to the viewer.
Hazard graduated with an MFA with a focus on sculpture from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His undergraduate degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo, CA, prepared him for a career as a designer, which complements his work creating sculpture, installations, and environments. Based in Raleigh, Hazard has exhibited his work at Artspace, the Durham Arts Council, the Appleton Museum, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Artspace in Richmond, VA.
For further information
check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at
919/821-2787 or visit (www.artspacenc.org).
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