2018-08-10 17:30:002018-08-10 19:30:00America/DetroitArt Exhibition Opening at the Box - Series 5Friday, August 10th from 5:30-7:30 PM, join us to celebrate artists David Baker, Doug & Cindy La Ferle and Gray Lyons. Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. JosephBox Factory for the Arts
The Box Factory for the Arts welcomes artists David Baker, Doug & Cindy La Ferle and Gray Lyons for our fifth exhibition of the year, running August 10 through September 22nd. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on Friday, August 10, 2018. The public is invited to the opening from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.
RECEPTION 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
~Artist Talk begins at 6:30pm~
Exhibits open daily Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Exhibition runs August 10 – September 22
David Baker - Broken – Williams Gallery
“Broken” is a series of 37 oil paintings and charcoal drawings by David Baker. Additionally, Baker has produced a limited edition, hand-bound artist’s book of his drawings. These will be available at the opening and from The Art Market at the Box. In describing these works, David says, "I searched out trees that were broken, split by the wind or other accident. Fallen trees, dead trees, diseased trees; all seem to possess much more character than the perfect trunks. The variety of the damaged forms also offered more expressive possibilities. Their very wounds have a kind of beauty and tell their history."
Doug & Cindy La Ferle – Curiouser and Curiouser – Whitlow Gallery
The name of Doug and Cindy’s show, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” was inspired by a quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. As longtime collectors of ephemera, found objects, and other curiosities, Doug and Cindy enjoy finding unusual ways to incorporate these treasures into their artwork. Whether making kinetic sculptures, altered books, or mixed-media assemblages, Doug and Cindy like to think of their work as creative recycling.
Gray Lyons - Undertow – Riverwalk Gallery
Gray Lyons is a photographer and installation artist whose work addresses themes of memory, history, sexuality and self. Gray says, "My images are large-scale cyanotypes. They are life-sized images of my body, created by using my body as a photographic negative, directly on the paper. Cyanotypes are created by hand-coating a surface (in this case, paper) with a light-sensitive solution, then exposing the coated surface to the sun. The body resting on the coated surface blocks the light, which creates a photographic impression."