The Artery Gallery August exhibit entitled “Into…” features the ceramic art of David Greenbaum and mixed media printmaking of Carol M. Mainardi.
The show runs August 6 – September 7
Art After Dark Reception: Saturday, August 8, 6-9pm
As a floundering college student, Dave Greenbaum had the good fortune of encountering a professional potter. After that, everything changed. Once he was exposed to the wonders of clay and the possibility of making a life around it, pottery became a means and vocabulary to satisfy his inclination to create objects and shape his reality. During a 40+ year career as a potter he has made work of diverse character and motivation ranging from 400 pound architectural vessels to utilitarian kitchenware. The body of work currently on display at the Artery represents his lifelong exploration of aesthetic harmony within the parameters of the thrown ceramic form. The newest work included in this show reflects my love of the garden, outdoor environment and new found joy of color.
“…the Mermaid’s World”
Through the use of paint and other mediums Carol Margreither Mainardi has discovered a potent and transcendent metaphor for her life’s journey embodied in the image of the Mermaid. Beginning as a self reflective artistic endeavor Carol soon discovered the archetypal element with in the Mermaid reflecting, in many ways, the journey of all women. Carol’s artistic exploration resulted in a series of heartbreaking, revelatory and sensual creatures engaged in a fight for, not only for survival but also, for love. Carol expands the allegorical element creating a dialectic between her mermaids and there inner world and what they encounter within their environment. Is she a victim or warrior, “hooked” or swimming free, on the edge of starvation or robust and alive? This new series of mono types (one of a kind) explores the excitement of what “she” sees under the sea.