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Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Martique Lorray and Ronan Peterson
Lark & Key Gallery, located in the SouthEnd
area of Charlotte, NC, will present, The Weight Lifters,
new oil paintings by Martique Lorray along with featured potter
Ronan Peterson, on view from Feb. 2 through Mar. 26, 2011.
Martique Lorray, born of Jamaican immigrants in Miami, FL, currently resides in Charlotte. She grew up surrounded by language made up of metaphor and story, which influenced her ability to see the world as images. Her contemporary oil paintings are archetypal, earthy and imaginative.
In The Weight Lifters Lorray explores the concept of being lifted from the heavy burdens that life often brings, using balloons to represent those often, unseen forces that work to keep us afloat and balanced. In Lorray's words, "When life gets heavy, the Weight Lifters appear. They are our secret helpers, here to lighten our load."
The ceramic work of Ronan Peterson is rooted in his love of nature, specifically the growth and decay of the natural world, and the fantasy of comic books. He creates highly decorative and functional earthenware pots that present a "ceramic cartoon interpretation of some of the overwhelming visual and tactile information present in the natural world".
Peterson grew up in Poplar, NC, and currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, where he maintains his ceramics studio, Nine Toes Pottery. His ceramic vessels have been in local and national exhibitions as well as featured in several books and magazines.
For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-4616 or visit (www.larkandkey.com).
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