In Our Galleries in June

In Our Galleries in June

Main Gallery:  “Embodiment” by Paige Stewart 

This series is about the process of becoming embodied and the struggle to do just that.  Embodiment to me is the coming home of the self back into the body, allowing every emotion and experience full expression without judgment or condemnation. It asks for the self to stop numbing, avoiding, or projecting personal truths. It asks to regard the body as the home and source of spiritual insight, truth, and wisdom. This work is the return to ourselves, our bodies, our hearts, and our ability to listen to the stillness inside and to move out into the world from that place. Each sculpture is shaped entirely by intuition, following the internal stillness and seeing what unfolds from that space. 

 

 

Upper Gallery: “Conversion”  by Paige Stewart, Brian Stewart & Mark Lee
This show highlights how people’s negative impacts on nature can be turned into a positive creative process. Each artist is using discarded trash found in nature to make a unique and thought-provoking positive creation from a negative action.  Mark Lee, artist and metal worker, is showcasing décor, jewelry, and sculptural work from discarded metal,  Brian Stewart’s handmade furniture and art are made from reclaimed wood and metal.  Paige Stewart’s pottery line, Soil + Toil, is using broken glass collected from Hartman’s Rocks to melt into the bottom of bowls and cups. There are those who destroy and those who create; instead of complaining, we see it as an endless opportunity to transmute humanity’s thoughtlessness.
10% of Proceeds go to support Gunnison Trails. 

 

 

*Opinion Disclaimer – Any views or opinions expressed in these exhibitions are those of the individual artists and do not represent those of the Gunnison Arts Center. The Gunnison Arts Center is not responsible for and does not verify the accuracy of the information contained in each exhibition.