The Quicksilver Mine Co.
© Sonoma's Own
Northern California artists Susan Field, Brooke Holve and Elizabeth Sher met after each participated in separate artist residencies at the New Pacific Studio in Mt. Bruce, New Zealand. After returning to the United States, they began a conversation that slowly evolved into a shared creative process, culminating in this exhibition at Quicksilver.
Addressing materiality through interactive artistic conversation, their three paths have come together to reflect the ways that process and (a variety of) materials affect the quality of artistic emotional engagement.
Susan Field's work embodies her interest in material and texture, using fur, metal, beads, stones. Connecting unlike things though the labor of sewing allows her to transform disparate objects through her own slow, reflective work process.
Together in this Show, Sher, Holve and Field use material and process to express a collective sense of tangible artistic mystery though visual works that waver between thought and sensation, feelings and ideas.
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An Artist Reception for In Material: Conversations on Qualities of Materiality will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 4—6pm.
Also, join Susan Field, Brooke Holve and Elizabeth Sher for a Gallery Talk and Conversation on Thursday, April 7th beginning at 7pm.
Looking at the changing role of books in the face of technology, Holve uses silk, book remnants, prints and her own distinctive process of cutting and recombining parts and pieces to explore material interaction and tangible emotion.
Film and artwork are unified through Elizabeth Sher's intangible storytelling, mixing medium and process, handwork, digital images, paint and mixed media, leading to aesthetic decisions and new artistic possibilities.