The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the artists invite the public to an opening reception from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery located at 206 North Franklin Street.
Featured in the August exhibit at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery are Fumi Matsumoto...
Jane Lindsey, who holds a Master in Fine Art in painting and drawing from the Art Institute of Chicago, will show painting on paper made with oil pastels, graphite, and colored pencils. She has paired rocks, shells, driftwood and bits of glass with cropped figures from Greek and Roman statuary. "I wanted to try and make a series of work that reflected my long walks on the beach, a place where I go to think about basically everything. After these walks it is not uncommon to have a rock, shell, or piece of driftwood in my pocket. I paired these objects with my fascination with Greek and Roman statuary, sculptural figures that to me represent all facets of our human nature," Lindsey said.
"Sorting through boxes in the attic and garage in my parent's home in Berkeley was like going through an archeological dig. I unearthed lost objects from my childhood and found bits and pieces of my past and family history. The old photographs impressed upon me the importance of my Japanese American heritage. This was a major influence and inspiration behind many of the pieces in this show. I merged the collection of found objects with various materials from both California and my Southeast Alaskan environment to form the sculptures that express a merger of my past and present," Matsumoto said.
and Jane Lindsey.
These plates and their settings will be embellished by natural materials native to the rainforest.
For more information on gallery hours or the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, call 586-2787. "Lost and Found: A Series of Collections" will run through-Aug. 31.