January 18 – February 22, 2019
Opening Reception: January 18 from 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Please join us for our upcoming gallery exhibit. Meet Wendi Smith and Evelyn Fried our new artists, and enjoy their unique styles and approaches to working with found objects inside and outside of the box.
Both artists live and work in Corydon Indiana a short walk from the others studio. While Wendi has lived in Corydon for over 30 yrs., Evelyn and her husband, who is also an artist, are relative new comers.
Wendi Smith’s work has been exhibited regionally for over thirty years. She has been a member of local co-ops Zephyr and Pyro Gallery, and a supporter of the local arts scene. Exhibit credits include Four Star Gallery in Indianapolis, the Carnegie for the Arts in Cincinnati and Zephyr Gallery in Louisville. She has taught fine arts at Bellarmine University and Indiana University Southeast (IUS).
There are two main themes that recur in any of the work that Smith does. The first is ritual and ritual objects, which are fascinating visual subjects for her. She finds that universal work has a basis in ritual, either in execution or interpretation. The second idea is that Nature and the natural world are the subjects that matter most, not only because they provide so much of the beauty and wonder of our existence, but also because we abuse or ignore them at our peril.
Her work deals with the adaptation of ritual objects to natural subjects. The presented work is inspired by fetish objects, created from found natural elements and simple threads and beads. Each fetish is housed in a box, on which the object is portrayed.
Conversely, Evelyn Fried considers herself a hunter-gatherer by nature. Her works include pieces of this and that, each whispering a special something to her. Likewise, collage has always fascinated her, pieces of this and that, coming together to start anew. She considers her work a 3D collage, a means to give new life and new meaning to the pieces that she has collected along the way. It is playful and a little bit more.
The reception is free and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-649-3320.