Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PYRO Gallery Opening: Gatherings, Aug 21-Sep 26

Mixed media PYRO artist, Susan Harrison, will be joined by guest artists JD Schall, Waseem Touma and Annabelle Wilson in an exhibition featuring installations, paintings, and ceramics opening this Friday, August 21. The reception is from 5pm-9pm, and I have it on good word that there will be sangria available. It's always lovely to have a little sangria with your daily dose of culture. The exhibition runs through September 26, and if you can't catch the opening, there will be another reception during the Trolley Hop on September 4, also from 5pm-9pm.

According to the PYRO website:

Susan Harrison will exhibit a new mixed-media wall installation that juxtaposes precious etched copper with discarded waste materials and sentimental keepsakes. The materials she incorporates, such as inked plates and sculpted blocks, reflect her background experience in printmaking and sculpture. However, Harrison chooses to present these same materials in non-traditional ways: the inked plates remain unprinted and sculpted blocks remain two-dimensional wall paintings. Harrison hopes this installation inspires thinking about latent and realized potential, and the nature of order, dysfunction, memory, and attachment. This work is the result of her efforts to limit, re-order, use up, and transform years' worth of accumulated materials. She explains that she is turning the “bits and pieces, the junk and stuff” of her life into art.
Susan rocks, and her art is always surprising and thoughtful. Just another reason to check out great art downtown!

Pyro is at 624 West Main Street.

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