Featured Artists: Liz McCombs PHil Wassell Show Runs: March 16 - April 16 Open House: Friday, March 16, 5–8 pm Dreamscapes offers the viewer many windows into surreal imaginary worlds. Fantasies and dreams have been rendered in fine detail using a variety of mediums. While Dreamscapes focuses on the imagination, viewers will find themselves drawing connections to contemporary issues and ideas. In dreams, time is fluid. Past, present, and future blend to create a new reality. Much of the artwork starts in the world of dreams, demonstrating a compromise between reality and imagination, past and present, real and surreal. This show explores the intriguing path of a dream: conception, life, death and rebirth.
Liz McCombs has been working with ceramics for the last eight years. She lives in Colorado Springs and shows work locally and statewide. Each of her pieces is created, primarily, from ceramic. The process starts by hand-building the figures, bases, and other elements. After firing the clay, a variety of painting, antiquing, and faux finishing techniques are applied. The sculptures are then finished with a variety of found objects, broken and discarded items, and recycled knick knacks. Liz works to develop pieces with a sense of humor, depth, and originality.
Phil Wassell loves to share his artwork with any audience. When he is not teaching art to middle school students, he works on his own art at home. He strives to create imagery that will capture the viewer's imagination and help them step outside the pattern of their daily lives – if just for a moment. Much of Phil's artwork takes a long time to complete. He gravitates towards rendering fine details and textures almost compulsively in every square inch. He sees this as a necessary part of bringing his visions to life.