Two artists will bring new work to the Dolphin Gallery in June. “Two Visions Emerge” is an exhibit that will feature Larain Matheson’s art, while Mark Guthrie will display his “Stained Glass”. The two new exhibits will open at the Dolphin Gallery Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11 am to 7 pm. A members preview is scheduled for Friday, June 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. Both artists’ work will be on display through August 8, 2021.
Larain Matheson is a multi-media artist working in encaustic beeswax and oils for the past 11 years. This is an ancient 2000 year old medium from Greece and Egypt. It has been rediscovered in the contemporary art world for the past 50 years or so. Matheson received an M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. and has worked in oils, drawing, and acrylics, painting abstract and figure work, for numerous years. As a member of the Encaustic Art Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. my work was exhibited there throughout the year. It has been shown and represented in many galleries in northern Ca. The Dolphin Gallery, Discovery Gallery, Mendocino Art Center as well as Berkeley Art Center, and in Tucson, AZ., and Encaustic Art Museum in Santa Fe, NM. It is in many collections throughout the USA. Matheson added, “Living here on the North coastline there is so much inspiration for light, composition, and color. I abstract from nature and call upon the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. When I paint I layer each surface with beeswax and oils, and then fuse the colors with a torch and heat gun. The transparency and sensuality of the wax colors building up is my focus in the moment.”
Berkeley based artist Mark Guthrie has been working with glass for about ten years. He firmly believes glass to be one of the most frustrating, as well as beautiful art mediums and that “its magic has everything to do with the light – the way it reflects, the way it shines through”. He is a co-creator of the East Bay Glass Guild, a member-based glass working space in Berkeley, whose mission is to foster the glass arts. Though stained glass, including kiln-fired stained glass painting, is his “true love”, he frequently creates kiln-fired art glass objects, as well. He finds nature to be his greatest inspiration and muse.
The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39114 Ocean Drive, Gualala, in Cypress Village, Gualala’s Gallery District. 707-884-3896. GualalaArts.org/Dolphin-Gallery/.
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