Contemporary Abel Gallery Reception – Isthmus

Press release : February 25-April 10, 2022

We present Once original – Sandra Peterson, Figurative functional: Group Show, and in no. 5: Listening to the landscape- Catherine Chauvin, Mary Hood, Tracy Templeton and Rina Yoon.

Opening Friday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. open to the public

Shows open online Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. CST

Reception and artist talk, Thursday, March 17, 6-8 p.m. CDT

Abel Contemporary organizes a meeting with the artist Mary Hood. Please join us in welcoming Mary Hood who will be in the gallery to discuss her work as well as the other artists in the exceptional exhibition Listen to the landscape at number 5.

Saturday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. CDT, Artist talk 1:30 p.m.: Mary Hood co-hosted Listen to the landscape with gallery owner Theresa Abel. Hood will be in person to discuss technical and conceptual aspects of his work and answer questions from the public.

These events are free and open to the public, in collaboration with the SGC International (SGCI) Engraving Conference 2022.

Virtual Artist Talk: Sandra Peterson – Thursday, March 10, 5-6 p.m.

This online event will include: a video presentation of the exhibition installed in the gallery, a conversation with the artist about his work and Q&A with the public. Streamed via Facebook live and available on our website, the recorded video will also be available for viewing after the event is over.

original once: Sandra Peterson

Sandra Peterson is best known for her distinctive mark in meditative paintings examining the animal kingdom in the human imagination. His work uses highly textured surfaces, collapsing background and foreground into an intricate, multi-dimensional plane, merging his subject with his surroundings. Peterson connects to the long history of humans looking to animals for inspiration to portray universal themes relating to politics, community and the environment. Peterson holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Abel Contemporary is delighted to welcome him for his first solo exhibition at the Gallery.

Functional figurative: Collective exhibition

This exhibition presents ceramic works by various artists who use figurative representation in the decoration of their functional works of art. The show includes works by Juan Barroso, Tom Bartel, Craig Clifford, Stacey Johnson Hardy, Yeonsoo Kim, Joanne Kirkland, Glynnis Lessing, Beth Lo, Ryan Myers and Wendy Olson.

In no. 5: Listen Landscape: Catherine Chauvin, Mary Hood, Tracy Templeton and Rina Yoon

Abel Contemporary Gallery is honored to feature the work of four outstanding printmaking artists in our upcoming exhibition, Listening to Landscape. Catherine Chauvin, Mary Hood, Tracy Templeton and Rina Yoon have exhibited their work nationally and internationally and are known for their compelling imagery and masterful craftsmanship ranging from traditional to non-traditional printmaking methods. These artists observe and listen, considering their place in the landscape and how humans modify their environment.

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