Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art presents: Gayle Crites – Ancient Colors
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Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, July 8, from 5-7pm.
Exhibition runs through August 7
Gayle Crites’ new body of work, Ancient Colors , builds upon her previous solo exhibitions at Chiaroscuro by drawing connections between the ancient and contemporary. Her contemporary artwork in Ancient Colors symbolically connects ancient philosophy with values of the modern world and explores the shared wisdom through abstract imagery of indigenous cultures from the Maori, Ainu, Aboriginal, Bagandan, Incan, Tongan, Mayan and Native American people. Crites recently spent months traveling internationally gathering both inspiration and extending her knowledge base of the materials she employs.
Her use of unique and hand made materials; paper, bark, natural pigments, mordents and insect dyes allows Crites to realize her aesthetic vision, with flowing interconnected lines over washes of subtle color, which absorb into the flowing fibers of the handmade paper.
Crites’ solo exhibition will be presented in Chiaroscuro’s main gallery, and she will be in attendance for the opening reception.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10-5, or by appointment