Featured Artists: Deborah Hager Jerry Rhodes Lisa Messinger Show Runs: May 18 - June 11 Open House: Friday, May 18, 5–8 pm From undiscovered civilizations of prehistory to ruins of future post apocalyptic empires, Artifacts brings together an exquisite, mythical collection that transcends time, space, and reality. Some pieces blend science with antiquity, while others may represent a cultural fusion. Overall, the show guarantees the keen observers a unique glimpse into worlds that cannot exist, from times that never were.
Deborah Hager, sole proprietor Clay By Nature Pottery, enjoys the confluence of organic subject matter with geometrical structures and considers these designs as a statement about our lives having order and serendipitous moments woven together.
Jerry Rhodes likes to combine seemingly disparate elements drawn from a global, temporal, and cultural palate to form a composition. Some pieces may blend science with antiquity. Jerry currently serves as the Joint Staff Air and Missile Defense Liaison to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Lisa Messinger’s style is influenced heavily by the complex philosophy of wabi-sabi – which is, simply put, the reverence for the beauty of that which is old, imperfect and decrepit. One of her favorite pieces was created from her shredded 1995 income tax files (not a great year!), which are now a soothing work titled Solar Leaves.