Exhibitions

Current

Intorductions
by Jim Kraft and Carol Gouthro


MAR 5 - 28, 2015

Opening Reception 6 to 8pm on the 5th of March 2015


Gallery IMA is pleased to showcase artwork by Pacific Northwest artists Carol Gouthro and Jim Kraft in an exploration of ceramics as a medium of vessels.

An introduction of the Aurlia series of sculptures by artist Carol Gouthro, she evokes allusions of botanical illustrations through the incorporation of vibrant colors and a hybrid of biological forms. Carol Gouthro focuses the basis “of her work on the ceramic vessel in its variable forms as a container. In the last decade her work has evolved in her explorations of botanically inspired hybrid sculptural forms. She combines her experiences abroad in India and China and carries elements of these cultural experiences. Carol states “I am fascinated by the complexity, diversity, beauty, and danger of the natural world and this leads to thoughts about growth, nourishment, attraction, and sexuality… After many years of closely observing and collecting plants, and constructing vessel forms that transformed into plant forms, I began inventing my own plant species using botanical nomenclature as my departure point."

Jim Kraft opens a discussion on the fabrication of vessels as a combination of a series of elements. An amalgamation of coil and brick shaped pieces combine themselves to form a greater structure. The use of earth toned earthenware clay results in a distinctive, highly textural sculpture. He describes the processes behind his work as “… the act of making the work, connects me with past cultures who used the same materials to make vessels for ceremony or everyday use. I like the idea of being a part of the long history of people making things with their hands."

Carol Gouthro and Jim Kraft’s artwork have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Aurlia gouthroii: Resupinus
Terracotta
15 by 21 by 15 inches
$5,500

Aurlia gouthroii: Erodium
Terracotta
24.5 by 14 by 14 inches
$4,500

Aurlia gouthroii: Butterflies
Terracotta
7 by 12 by 7 inches
Sold

Portal #2 Anthozoai: Enticement
Terracotta
24.5 by 14 by 14 inches
Sold

Teapot Aurlia gouthroii: Chromatella
Terracotta
6 by 10 by 5 inches
Sold

Lichen Keep Wide
Eartheware Clay
29 by 19 by 19 inches
Sold

Cord - Large Cylinder
Eartheware Clay
26 by 13 by 13 inches
$3,200

Cord - Small
Earthenware Clay
14 by 8 by 8 inches
$850

Barque II
Earthenware Clay
19 by 35 by 10 inches
$3,600

White Basket
Earthenware Clay
30.5 by 12 by 12 inches
$2,200