Formations displays artworks by two artists enamored by nature and natural processes with an intuitive penchant towards it’s representation in their work. A ‘form’, the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material, is constructed in the artworks as parts to become whole. The portrayal of these units is layered within each artist’s distinct aesthetic and their individual depictions of sequence and emotional connection. This exhibit features sizable abstract paper works by Crit Streed and intricate contemporary jewelry and meditational drawings by Satomi Kawai. A special performance with Satomi’s jewelry interpreting femininity displayed the night of the reception.
Crit and Satomi join the gallery as local artists who exhibit nationally and internationally. Crit is an Emeritus Professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa with an M.F.A from the University of Iowa in Painting. Satomi Kawai is a recent resident artist at Initiation 2018/ Kallichoron in Athens, Greece and holds an M.F.A. in Jewelry and Metal Arts from the University of Iowa.