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December Issue 2005
Center of the Earth Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Drew Deane, Lael Weyenberg & Katherine Grossfield
Center of the Earth Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is presenting an exhibition of works by Drew Deane, Lael Weyenberg & Katherine Grossfield, on view through Dec. 27, 2005.
After receiving her MFA in painting from the
University of Florida, Drew Deane found her new home in the mountains
of North Carolina. Her paintings were primarily landscapes until
she made her way down Route 66 one day and her work would never
be the same again. Playful yet solemn portrayals of Kitsch neon
hotel and entertainment signage documents the roadside landscape
of our culture. This Americana speaks a simple message of freedom
as you look to the sky. Deane has painted nostalgic signs
in Charlotte specifically for this exhibition.
A newcomer to the art scene, Lael Weyenberg
was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and lived most
of her life in Washington state. Formerly a floral designer,
much of her subject matter reflects her interest in the arrangement
of beauty. Some of her small floral masterpieces can be compared
to the Flemish paintings of Rachel Ruysch.
Recently Weyenberg has focused on still lifes of shoes, which are featured in this exhibition. Her brushwork has an energy reminiscent of John Singer Seargent, whom she cites as an influence. Light and emotion are important elements in her process of capturing simplicity and mood in her art. Weyenberg has been featured in Southwest Arts Magazine and shows in galleries spanning the West Coast.
The gallery is also featuring a selection of paintings by Katherine Grossfield. Grossfeld received her BFA from the Cornish Institute in Seattle and her post-baccalaureate certificate and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work centers around exploring cultural roles and identities through the careful observation of the everyday objects of domestic life. Grossfeld focuses on objects that are rarely given close attention. The subject matter of her work includes household cleaners, toys, toiletries, nail polish, folded laundry, etc. Grossfeld crops the images in unusual ways and removes the objects from their original context allowing the viewer to consider the subject matter in a different light and make new connections.
For further information check our NC Commercial
Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/375-5756 or at (www.centeroftheearth.com).
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