Exhibitions

Stacie Chappell, Ben Chickadel, Graham Fracha, & Eva Funderburgh

August 7 - 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7th, 6 - 8pm

Stacie Chappell explores "spatial movement of color and form" through her festive, many-hued paintings. Dancing brushstrokes and bursts of color characterize her work, which she describes as a "metaphor for psychological states of being." An "intuitive painter," Chappell is most inspired by specific moments, memories, and moods in her own life. She paints with acrylics, inks, enamels, and fabric dyes on canvas.

Ben Chickadel's latest series of carefully constructed, three-dimensional ceiling hangings are made from wood veneer. As evidenced by the intricacy of his work, he values the "craft and construction" of an object: "the time it takes to cut, fold, and construct a sculpture is time I can consider the space and material." Inspired by origami projects during his childhood, he has cultivated a lifelong interest in materials and structures.

Graham Fracha's imaginative paintings explore themes of "land, human presence, and boundaries." Floating through swirling skies of gentle brushstrokes are unexpected objects -- sailboats, human dwellings, and shrubbery -- painted in a harder edged fashion to complement the atmospheric background. As the sky collides with the land, Fracha's acrylic paintings emit a dream-like quality.

Eva Funderburgh creates ceramic beasts and beings that are simple and emotive in form. This August we present one of her new installations: a flock of many small, bird-like creatures suspended in the air. Her work deals with the "overlap of humanity and the natural world," and she hopes to explore and examine "human motives and emotions" through her animal forms.


Wheel House
by Stacie Chappell
48 by 36 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
$1,700

Blue Matter
by Stacie Chappell
40 by 40 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
$1,700

Hawaiian Delight
by Stacie Chappell
48 by 48 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
$2,200

Bang(Ed. 1 of 25)
by Ben Chickadel
15 by 15 by 15 inches
Wood Veneers
$850

Nostalgia
by Graham Fracha
38 by 24 inches
Acrylic on Board
$1,200

Free for All
by Graham Fracha
20 by 32 inches
Acrylic on Board
$975

Deep In
by Graham Fracha
24 by 16 inches
Acrylic on Board
$675

Walker
by Eva Funderburgh
13 by 8 by 4 inches
Bronze and Porcelain
Sold

The Proxy
by Eva Funderburgh
17 by 19 by 5 inches
Woodfired Porcelain
$2,800

Ignited
by Eva Funderburgh
14 by 14 by 9 inches
Bronze, Steel
Sold

Song
by Eva Funderburgh
Woodefired Porcelain
$3,500