Morphology and the Biomorphic Impulse
“Biomorphism” or “biomorphic” abstraction is a term that describes a form of abstraction which employs rounded forms such as those found in nature. Well-known artists whose work employed this type of abstraction include, Wassily Kandinsky, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Henry Moore to name a few. Mark Elliott, a sculptor and a featured artist in Morphology and the Biomorphic Impulse, delights in this form of expression because of its strong connection to the unconscious, not only in the creative process but in the viewing as well. He has teamed up with abstract painter Harriet Bellows, and photographer Bill McAllister, all three sharing aesthetic qualities and working with form, color, and line in various ways.
Metalsmith Mirinda Kossoff and painter Mary Stone Lamb partner for a delightful exhibition featuring highly textured works – Lamb working in oil and encaustic and Kossoff in one-of-a-kind fine and sterling silver jewelry. Both artists focusing on detail and texture as they create beautiful pieces.
Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery Presents
A Thousand Mornings, Drawings and Paintings by Norma Hendrix
Norma Hendrix, founder and Executive Director of Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, began a practice several years back of doing a daily drawing as part of her journal practice. Before getting out of bed each morning, she would draw what she saw out one of the two long windows of her bedroom, in the circa 1890 farmhouse she dwells in. The pieces in this exhibit are selections from four years of morning drawings.