Common Ground featuring works by Katy Mixon and Maria White
May 6 – June 19, 2022
Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 11 at 3 pm
Working primarily with oil paint and clay, Mixon and White each begin with a nutrient-rich muck; oily mud and watery mud, respectively. Using incremental and repetitive methods, Mixon and White model their forms on the biological patterns and cyclical rhythms found in nature. With process-driven approaches to craft, the artists arrive at objects heavily influenced by what can be learned through the hands. In shaping these earthen materials, they study the faceted ways in which light skims across a surface, illuminates a space, or sinks into a hollow. Drawing viewers in with subtle variations in color, Mixon and White emphasize textures that can only be achieved through time and practice.