Barbara Kreft

Opening Reception: Friday January 5, 4-7 pm

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Barbara Kreft

“Rigorous, repetitive painting is a response to the excesses and inconsistencies of life connecting at the same time to the larger reocurring patterns of existence. These patterns grow evermore chaotic, altered and unstable. This instability gives immediacy and urgency to the order within my work. My paintings evolve through multiple layers. Carefully painted lines are spread over an expressive and disjointed under painting to ensure a unified entity. An equilibrium in which conflict and narrative are obliterated is attained.”

 

Kristen Anderson

Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 4-7 pm

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Kristen Anderson

“I have been exploring fiber arts for nineteen years after initially inheriting a spinning wheel that my relatives brought over from Norway while immigrating. Spinning led to felting and I have combined the two often in works of wet-felted wool. As a biology and art double major, I’ve always been interested in issues related to the ecology of an area and how that can be represented in artwork. As of late, I’ve been interested in artistically exploring adaptation as it relates to the season of winter.”