Opening Reception: Against the Wall & Natural Lines

We are very pleased to present two local favorites this September at FRANK. Abstract painter Katherine Armacost, and modern furniture maker Jim Oleson will present their latest bodies of work in overlapping exhibitions.

Armacost’s Against the Wall will feature a new body of work just for FRANK Gallery. She is an award winning, nationally exhibition and internationally collected artist who has been exhibiting her work for nearly three decades throughout the US, including solo and group shows in North Carolina, New York, and California. Armacost’s work is inspired by nature and her surroundings, and is rooted in expressing feelings that can’t be put into words. Rarely does she begin with a fixed idea, but allows her brush to have a dialogue with the piece to bring it to life. Her final pieces range in size and are each incredibly stunning, highly textural abstract paintings.

Natural Lines exhibition will showcase Oleson’s handcrafted, functional furniture. Oleson has a rich family tradition of woodworking, one that he found to be an outlet for his own creative expression. His woodwork is contemporary and highly influenced by some of the biggest names in the medium, including Michael Fortune and George Nakashima. Oleson describes his work as function meets natural forms, and he handpicks each piece of wood for the project, focusing on its inherent colors and patterns to create a one of a kind piece that speaks to the wood itself. His work ranges from wall mounted mirrors, to tables, cabinets and more.