“Self-Reflection” at River Gallery explores three artists.
Drop by the River Gallery this November to see “Self-Reflection,” an exhibit featuring the work of three artists who explore the self in their bodies of work. Though their artistic styles vary, artists David Kidd, Patrick Dougherty and Jennifer Bowman all emphasize process in their work.
In his artist statement, Georgia artist David Kidd says, “At present, my work has become increasingly less calculated and more responsive to the creative process.” By following the creative process where it takes him, Kidd’s mixed-media paintings take o
n lives of their own but still reveal Kidd as the catalyst.
The work of Kentucky ceramicist Patrick Dougherty is a reflection of the artist himself. He forms each piece by hand, on the wheel, and then adds paint. The paint is another expression of the self, and it is applied not “on” the form, but “of” the form.
Jennifer Bowman also hails from Kentucky. Her work is mixed media, and, as Bowman says in her artist statement, each painting is “formed through a process of layering, editing and re-editing...each layer leaving something behind.”
The exhibit will be available to view starting Nov. 1. There will be an opening reception on Nov. 7 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the River Gallery.
— Rachael Poe
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