Exhibitions

Ruth Brogenicht,Andrée Carter, David Hytone, and Mike Moran

July 3 - August 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 3rd, 6 - 8pm

Ruth Borgenicht's sculptures are composed of interlocking ceramic rings, mimicking the pattern of chainmail, the protective layer of metal rings worn with Medieval armor. As the artist states, her sculptures evoke "a sense of permanence and defensive concealment," despite being inherently fragile. Based on the East Coast, Borgenicht received her BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where, in her last year, she discovered that she could be "far more creative with clay than with math." She has exhibited her sculptures in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and received awards including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in 2005.

For Andrée Carter, color is the "dominant force" in her paintings. Texture, as a secondary force, "brings a sculptural presence that enhances the color." Carter usually begins by drawing an irregular grid onto which she paints layers and layers of gesso, acrylic, and oil. Occasionally she tears or sands away fragments of the painting or strays away from her grid marks to disrupt the pattern. The result is a layered painting of woven pigments and textures. Carter graduated with an MFA in Painting from the University of New Orleans. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is held in private and public collections, including Swedish Hospital in Seattle and Hyatt Hotel in New Orleans.

David Hytone
's oil paintings, with layers and layers of paint, have highly textured surfaces. Themes that Hytone explores through his work include "decay and rebirth, harmonic and dissonant resonance, tension and release." He describes his work as "the result of a dialogue that occurs between myself and the canvas," and he hopes to pass on a "nature of inquiry" to the viewer. His color palettes range from deep tones to lighthearted pastels. Hytone received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied painting and stone-carving at The Osaka University of the Arts in Osaka, Japan. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in Minnesota, Washington, and Oregon.

Mike Moran is a sculptor and painter based in Olympia, Washington, whose work evokes a sense of primordial life. His sculptures, in ceramic or metal coated with concrete, have rough, intentionally weathered surfaces. His earth-toned oil paintings depict desolate, windswept prairies through soft, fluid brushstrokes, as well as simplified human, animal, and plant forms. Originally from Glendive, Montana, Moran received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. For nearly thirty years, he has shown his work throughout the United States. Public collections hold his work, including the Arizona State University Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum.




Squared Landscape - Storm Passed II
by Ruth Borgenicht
15.5 by 17 by 2.5 inches
Ceramic
$2,200

Square Bowl
by Ruth Borgenichte
4 by 10 by 10 inches
Ceramic
$850

Double Vessel
by Ruth Borgenicht
7 by 15 by 6 inches
Salt-Fired Ceramic
$1,400

Orange on Pink
by Andrée Carter
30 by 30 inches
Mixed Media on Canvas
$3,000

Yellow - Green on Pink
by Andrée Carter
24 by 24 inches
Mixed Media on Canvas
$2,600

Pink on Blue
by Andrée Carter
12 by 12 inches
Mixed Media on Canvas
$725

Locum Tenens
by David Hytone
48 by 36 inches
Oil on Panel
$3,600

Previously Understated
by David Hytone
28 by 20 inches
Gouache, Sumi on Paper
Sold

The Proxy
by David Hytone
49 by 51 by 7 inches
Oil on Panel
Sold

Turning Rider
by Mike Moran
49 by 51 by 7 inches
Concrete and Steel
$5,800

Reclining Woman-Running
by Mike Moran
24 by 24 inches
Oil on Canvas
$2,600

Grass Snake
by Mike Moran
33 by 29 inches
Oil on Canvas
$3,400