July 17 - August 28, 2020
Reception: Friday, July 24, 5-7 PM
The work of three artists, Jan Brandt, Krystal Lyon, and Natalie Wetzel, will envelope the gallery in a sea of color, texture, and delight. Disparate textiles such as donated clothing, pompoms, and muslin are hand stitched by artist Jan Brandt into three-dimensional hybrid assemblages and installations. Her paintings are created with the same organic, obsessive process, evoking growth and accumulation. Krystal Lyon’s fiber sculptures are made with recycled or discarded items—things that are not wanted become part of something beautiful. Through tying, crocheting, weaving, and wrapping with old clothes, yarn, and fabrics, playful and anthropomorphic shapes take form. Natalie Wetzel’s vivid abstractions are an exercise in controlled chaos. Poured, dripped, sprayed, and splattered paint intersect with deliberate lines and shapes to form playful and lively compositions.