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Layer Upon Layer:
Recent Work by
George-Ann Bowers, Jane Burton and Karin Lusnak

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through June 3
Burnett Gallery

Layered clay, multi-layered weaving and art quilts...layers of meaning. In the upcoming exhibit "Layer Upon Layer: Recent Work by George-Ann Bowers, Jane Burton and Karin Lusnak," opening May 12 and running through June 3, 2007, the artists employ their individual processes and visions to build complex and evocative structures from yarn, clay, cloth and other materials.

George-Ann Bowers Returning exhibitor (solo show at Gualala Arts, January 2004) George-Ann Bowers' multi-layered weavings, whether flat or sculptural, provide colorful and dramatic glimpses of the structure and processes of nature. In a nod to the human form, a canyon wall becomes a kimono; human gesture is echoed in the depiction of a tree trunk.

Jane Burton Ceramic sculptor Jane Burton's large-scaled sculptural forms explore the concept of layered surfaces, of objects that hold life -- the shell of the hermit crab, the cocoon of the butterfly, the human body -- vessels that remain as life moves on, leaving their stories behind. Jane works with various techniques to create a timeless and ancient look, and incorporates both ceramic and non-ceramic finishes, frequently adding text, to complete the story.

Karin Lusnak Fiber artist Karin Lusnak shows both art quilts and sculptural forms created from silk fabric, sycamore prunings and other assembled materials. Frequently incorporating themes of home and family and often using spiral motifs, Karin's work expresses a conversation between the conscious self and the elusive unconscious, where the overlay of patterns and personal stories creates the final piece.

Shown together, the work of these three artists presents an intricate look at both very personal musings and explorations of universal themes such as nature, human relationships, time and perception.

Gualala Arts Center is located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, and is open from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays, and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.