Welcome Randy Richmond to the Gilded Pear roster of artists!
After spending 20 years in the dark(room), Randy Richmond carefully and suspiciously stepped into the light of a glowing computer monitor. His last years of strictly film based photography were spent lugging around a large Kodak 8 x 10 view camera. This made the transition from silver-halide to pixels a difficult one, but it also instilled in him a dedication to detail and a strong appreciation for the aesthetics of past photographic processes. Randy now pursues several photographic projects while subverting the photographic paradigm, by converting silver based materials to digital, as well as using imagery that began as pixels and transporting that imagery back in history to handmade fictional cabinet cards and Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype prints.....Read More
Fresh new works from Satomi Kawai have arrived! We have a fantastic assortment of styles to choose from in her jewelry pieces. She has also been making wall tiles for those who are looking for art that is not adorned on the body. Check out all of her works on her site page here.
Louise Rauh has informed us that these could be some of the last etched aluminum bowls she does. Get them while you can! All of her works, including her current line of jewelry, can be viewed here or in the gallery.
Elizabeth’s work involves varying texture and illusive lights interspersed with minute details, concentrating on the forcefulness of dark areas and the contrast between spaces. These pieces exude recesses, secret hiding places that pull one in for shelter. Her philosophy is to immerse herself in textures and tones to express the intensity of emotions. Stop into the gallery to experience these works for yourself. For more on Elizabeth Rhoads Read's work, click here.
Joining us today is Canadian artist Jill Allan!
Her work is included in the collections of the Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning N.Y. and the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary. Jill has received several awards for her work and scholarship including: The Dr. Alice E. Wilson Fellowship form the Canadian Federation of University Women 2012, The Katzner Graduate Research Grant 2011 and The BC Creative Achievement Award in 2007. Her work is quiet, based in the craft tradition of vessel making, but not exclusively functional....more
Word got around that we are having a Landscape exhibit opening in September, so Nancy Lindsay dropped off two new pieces to add to the gallery! Click here to view the rest of her works,
We are pleased to be representing new artist John Krizan!
John Krizan is an Iowa artist living in Coralville. He finds inspiration in both the natural and industrial environment around him. These influences can be seen in the palette and patterns he chooses to shape and decorate the elegant glass forms he makes by hand. John is currently working for Kirkwood Community College as a Studio Technician for the Ceramics, Sculpture and Hot Glass Studios...Click here for more
It was lovely to see Karen Kurka Jensen pass through the area and drop off some fresh works during her travels. Click here for more of her works.
Kimberlee Rocca just dropped off a truckload of inventory for us! Here's just a sampling. Visit her page to see all of her new works on paper as well as her works on aluminum.