March 6-28, 2015
Reception: March 6, 5-8pm
Gallery One’s exhibits open on the First Friday of most months in conjunction with the Ellensburg Art Walk.
Click here for a full walking tour and map.
Main Gallery, Mezzanine and Eveleth Green Gallery
Each artist in Potluck brings something unique to the table. The recipes for execution vary depending on medium and intent. Some are humorous subjects, some are decadent meals. A few are simply elegant, but in every piece food plays as important of a role as it does in our lives.
What will you bring to the table? Drawing on the long tradition of still lifes in art history many artists continue to be inspired by the simple act of grouping items and food together on a table. Join the tradition this March and create your own still life in the gallery.
Naomi Gray moved to the US from Tokyo. Painting is her visual poetry for describing the idea of creature comforts. She enjoys telling stories through painting, often using animals as an allegory of her personal migration and quest for the feeling of home.
Judith Klausner explores how the intertwined histories of gender and craft have shaped one another and our everyday lives. She hopes to change the way people see the small and often disregarded ephemera of life, and to make us question what defines these things as ephemeral at all. Her work brings to light the beauty (and sometimes humor) in subjects and materials often dismissed or taken for granted.
Kelly Lyles creates whimsical paintings of animals with all-American household products
(ie, SPAM-STER, MICE-A-RONI, BENSON & HEDGEHOGS). She includes subliminal
messages regarding “mass-media, marketing, consumerism” et al, but primarily they represent a
simple love of animals, verbiage and the physical representation of wordplay, scale and
juxtaposition of such disparate subject matter, based on puns and alliteration.
Kristen Reitz-Green spent the majority of her life working in the field of classical music performance before making a shift into the visual arts. After retiring her French horn in 2006, she studied painting under Russian impressionist painter, Pam Ingalls. Her realistic large format paintings of enticing food have a large following.