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April Issue 2010

Lark & Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Duy Huynh, Julie Wiggins, and Suze Lindsay

Lark & Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibits: A Chorus from the Brain Forest: New Works by Duy Huynh, and Drawn Together: Ceramics by Julie Wiggins and Suze Lindsay. Both exhibitions will be on view in their Southend location from Apr. 2 through May 29, 2010.

A Chorus from the Brain Forest is inspired by humanity's yearning to stay in tune to the environment. In this series of paintings, Huynh combines three components that continue to be influential to his thought process: music, memory and Mother Nature. Though our ever-changing world may appear more chaotic by the minute, Huynh hopes to highlight the beautiful and mysterious patterns that are orchestrated to create our rhythmical surroundings. His contemplative acrylic paintings create a mood for the viewer to explore and discover their own interpretations.

Drawn Together features the ceramics of Julie Wiggins and her mentor Suze Lindsay. The two potters have developed a strong relationship through the years, their first encounter occurring at Lindsay's Fork Mountain Pottery studio when Wiggins was a young, impressionable struggling student.
The pottery of Charlotte, NC, based Wiggins is intended for everyday use that dictates function throughout cultures and time. Working with high-fired porcelain in a gas fired reduction kiln, she manipulates and alters components of wheel thrown and hand-built techniques. History and tradition play an important role in her work. Inspiration comes from environmental and architectural settings along with the repetition and gestural quality of a line. Wiggin's hand drawn imagery, created by using an inlay surface technique, is a reflection of her memories, travels and loves of life.

Suze Lindsay lives and works in Bakersville, NC, where she and her husband create pottery under the name Fork Mountain Pottery. Her stoneware pots subtly reference the figure, as she is known for her altered pottery forms that are decorated and fired in a salt kiln. Her mark making is strongly influenced by the study of historical ceramics with a focus surface decoration used to enhance form by patterning and painting slips and glazes.

Years after their initial meeting, both potters studied at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China, where long train rides, interesting food adventures and navigating new cities drew them close and took their mentor/mentee relationship to a new level. 

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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