There are two definitions for "kindling."
1. easily combustible small sticks or twigs used for starting a fire.
2. (in neurology) a process by which a seizure or other brain event is both initiated and its recurrence made more likely.
|"Here's the KEY" by Russell V. Gran|
Having been a regular at many of the openings this year I have become familiar with the various artists and their styles. The pieces in this show included works by Michael Converse, Ryan Tischer, Karolyn Carpenter, Monica Ares, Carla Hamilton, Beth Carpenter, Emanuel Eisele, Samantha Pranger, Russell V. Gran, Emma Rustan, Flo Matamoros, and Andy Hardman. Here are a few of the pieces that especially caught my attention, with comments. Do try to see the show first hand. First hand experiences are always better than mediated ones, in my opinion.
|"Buda Elephant" by Carla Hamilton was a favorite of mine.|
|"Double Women" -- Flo Matamoros continues to startle and surprise.|
|Ryan Tisher's "Moods of Maple III" tryptich is striking as usual.|
|Andy Hardman's "Cowboys" captures the vastness of the American West.|
|The alcove had several interesting pieces.|
|Emma Rustan's colorful "Grape Girl" has a stained glass window feeling.|