Transitions – A solo exhibition by Colleen Gahrmann

Transitions - A solo exhibition by Colleen Gahrmann

Exhibiting in the Artworks ArtLab January 11, 2014 through February 22, 2014 

An opening reception will be held on Janury 11, 2014 6-8pm

“I often start my work with a phrase, an adage, a limerick. I develop a list of words complex and sometimes contradictory that describes a particular theme: memories of a bygone era, a feeling, an expression are developed into a short story of sorts that play themselves out in my mind.  I refine and develop those narratives into sculptures.  Thrown ceramic forms, found objects and discarded furniture set the stage and are an integral part in the narratives that express childhood, gender identity, relationships, moral and political conflicts.”  - Colleen Gahrmann

Transitions brings together a body of work whose purpose is to define memories of culture, place and the changes within self. The majority of the exhibition will present a survey of work created within the last three years, as well as, a few selections of earlier works that connect to the concept of Transition in both subject and media.

The exhibit consists of both two and three dimensional work.  Approximately, twelve free standing mixed media sculptures, collage , photograph and ceramic wall reliefs.  One of the sculptures titled, “Three Sisters” is a multi-sensory piece that makes use of recorded sound which serves as a reference to the subjects who inspire.