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August Issue 2010

Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, Offers Works by 5 Ceramic Artists

Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Contiguous...Ceramic Sculptures by Cristina Cordova and Jerilyn Virden, and What's in a line...Ceramics by David Eichelberger and Tom Spleth, on view through Aug. 31, 2010.

Cristina Cordova's provocative new sculptures are haunting yet beckon those who come upon them to look closely and try to understand their suffering and longings.  Through the primary vehicle of the figure, she is in constant search for a presence. These new works will include materials never before seen in Cristina's sculptures.

Jerilyn Virden looks to primitive objects that have a contemporary relevance. She pares down forms and exaggerates isolated elements, thus accentuating their sense of generosity and strength. Virden will also be introducing new surfaces and forms for this exhibition.

David Eichelberger is captivated by the dialogue in his work between simplicity and complexity. He uses clean, graceful lines to capture qualities he finds in the organic world. This will be his first exhibit of post-graduate work.

Tom Spleth's slip cast porcelain cups are made complete with tiny script capturing select and provocative messages. Spleth will also be showing his vase forms that are recognized for the simplicity of their truly unique forms. Combined, these two artists demonstrate the importance of the "line" in ceramic design.

And, our online exhibition is, Ceramic Sweets and Small Works...Ceramics by Jason Bige Burnett.

New works by Burnett, aka Cakeboy, involve print processes and visual narratives that are simultaneously personal and universal. Burnett's new forms both investigate multiple surface techniques and explore imagery that is influenced by the glitz and glam of carnivals, pop culture, and commercial design.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/688-3599 or visit (www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com).

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