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April 2011

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Duy Huynh and Amy Sanders

Lark & Key Gallery in Charlotte, NC presents Inhabitants & Happenstance, featuring acrylic paintings by Duy Huynh along with featured potter Amy Sanders, on view from April 1 through May 28, 2011.

Duy Huynh’s paintings reflect a quest for discovery, transformation and solace in an ever-changing world. He uses familiar elements such as boats, umbrellas, trees and open sky as backdrops for his inhabitants as they adapt and find sanctuary in mysterious situations. Huynh hopes to inspire wonder and enable viewers to embark upon their own journey of finding comfort in uncertain times.

Huynh’s poetic, contemplative and often whimsical paintings are exhibited and collected around the country. He is co-owner of Lark & Key Gallery and lives in Charlotte.

Ceramic artist Amy Sanders creates stoneware vessels that balance visual elements with utility. Patterns in textiles, architecture, nature and quilting inspire her to create works that invite touch and evoke a sense of nostalgic comfort. Early in the construction process, clay is soft and pliable and Sanders enjoys building pieces that reflect these properties even after the clay has become hard from firing.

Over the years handmade stamps have played a large roll in Sanders’ work and now, after spending time freshening her collection, they are appearing in the form of ‘stamp appliqué’. Her familiar style takes on a new feel as she expands her ‘vocabulary’ of imagery as well as introducing new forms and shifts in color.

Sanders, a Charlotte based potter, works as a studio artist, teaches hand building classes and conducts workshops. She exhibits her work nationally and has been featured in several publications.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-4616 or visit (

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