Look What We Made
Two of our most beloved artists contemplate existence through highly personal means.
Laura Cooper constructs earthenware sculptures that reflect an intimate study of nature; yet their familiarity remains enigmatic. At first these forms might remind us of branches or roots, but they seem to gesticulate with animal vigor. All the while the surfaces betray their mineral sources.
At first, Rob Clayton's paintings seem playful, almost childlike.
A closer examination reveals images that seem increasingly complex; both formally, and psychologically. Is that pathos roiling beneath the vibrant colors and apparent whimsy?