Jameson’s polychrome oil paintings reflect musings on natural and cosmic processes. His paintings for this exhibition offer a glimpse through the gold shimmer on the surface of a pond. He invites the viewer to plunge beneath the water and into a meditation on the nature of small and great things. Stillman, from her studio in Durham, crafts jewelry in 22 karat gold, Argentium silver, and fine gemstones. She is highly skilled in the ancient technique of granulation, a delicate and complex process which makes for jewelry that is far more intricate than it might appear at first glance. The widely collected duo, Henneke and Gholson, share a long-time love of ceramics, and opened their studio Bulldog Pottery, named for their two beloved canines, in 2000 in Seagrove, NC. Inspired by natural aesthetics, particularly the flora and fauna around Seagrove, the pair create ceramics that are textured, sophisticated, and dynamic with the use of different glazes, designs, and ways of manipulating their clay. Together, these artists showcase the dazzle and radiance of natural forms, and wow the viewer with the complexities of their surfaces.
Jameson, Stillman, Henneke, and Gholson will be hosting an Artist’s Talk about their work and processes on August 18, from 6-8PM at the gallery. Talk will begin at approx. 6:30PM.