In our Gallery
March: "A Kinder Cut", the works of Nancy Gorman and Jill Kramer.
The work in "A Kinder Cut" is the result of an idea I carried around for about four years, now finally come to fruition. The play of positive vs. negative, high contrast has been an interest since my printmaking days back in college. The sgraffito technique, cutting through layers of a colored slip to reveal the clay beneath, is reminiscent of linoleum and woodcut techniques. The challenge to the artist is to look at a technicolor world and translate that into black and white effectively. "A Kinder Cut" presents a perfect pairing of the two dimensional linoleum cuts by Oak Park artist Jill Kramer and my three dimensional sgraffito work in clay. - Nancy Gorman, Resident Artist, ClaySpace
This current body of work represents my recent endeavors into the exploration of pattern, texture, and mark making into the surface of a sheet of linoleum. These views are taken from first hand observations and recorded on site with pen, ink, and watercolor. They are then redrawn, craved, printed and hand colored, the images represent an idealized sense of place and memory. The use of saturated color is meant to compliment the dense black and evoke the illustrative intent of the piece. - Jill Kramer, Printmaker and teaching artist.
Later in March, watch for our Spring Cleaning Sale, where our Resident Artists offer their works at discounted prices!
Coming in April:
January 11 Opening "Warm Colors for a Cold Season", quilts and pottery to brighten your life. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 1: Opening, "Odditorium of Curiosities", works by Funi Daniels. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 1: Opening, "A Kinder Cut", works by Nancy Gorman pottery and Jill Kramer printmaking. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 22 and 23: Pottery Sale "Spring Cleaning".
April 5: Opening and contest judging, "Nesting". 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 3: Opening, Deb Plikuhn. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 18: Cantigny Sale. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 31 through June 1: Spring Open House
June 7: Opening, Pam Dinucci. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 12: Opening, ClaySpace student and teacher show. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 2: Opening, Michelle Kuo. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
September 6: Opening, Cheryl McGugan, Mary Lizen, Sally Monkus. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 4: Opening, Clay Cubed. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 1: Opening, Mooneen Mourad. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 22 through 24: Holiday Open House
November 22 through December: Holiday Market
ClaySpace Gallery Hours
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gallery viewing and sales are also available by appointment. Please call 630-393-2529