Leanne McClurg Cambric, Scott Finch, Kathryn Hunter and Michaelene Walsh
Leanne McClurg Cambric’s work consists of functional hand-built porcelain and earthenware pottery, decorative displays and imagery inspired by nature, grief and survival. Her newest exhibit, Reluctant Perseverance, explores what perseverance looks like to the artist. After personal and professional setbacks in the past few years, Cambric now uses narrative imagery as a way to express emotions of resilience, perseverance, loss and grief. Cambric uses metaphorical strengths and abilities of animals to show how she feels about herself and the characters in her life.
Scott Finch’s exhibit, Nothing Predetermined, includes large and medium-sized paintings featuring taught dichotomies between ancient and contemporary vantages on the human condition. After years of exhibiting large, photo-based, flatly-executed paintings on paper, gallery visitors noticed signs of a creative upheaval in Finch's snarky and poetically confessional drawings on inter-departmental envelopes last year. This year visitors will see a more thorough introduction of informal and spontaneous gesture into Finch's works on paper in painting and drawing media.
Kathryn Hunter’s exhibit, Menagerie, explores the idea of charting perceptions of existence through the imagery of animals. Using printmaking and mixed media, her work reflects the patterning of life, interdependence, cycles and the symbols of such ideas.
Michaelene Walsh’s exhibit, Alight, Adrift, Aloft, mixes the metaphorical with the concreteness of forms. Walsh uses clay to make images of lightness, abundance and freedom, such as birds, ice cream cones, pregnancy and fertility. The intermingling of the images creates a sense of the absurd, or conveys weightier meaning to these carefree images.