Textiles, Clay and Paintings at James May Show

James May Gallery’s new exhibit features painter Gabe Brown, textile artist Jeana Klein and sculptor Adam Knoche. The exhibit runs now through July 30. The show coincides with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street. Join the gallery for an opening reception July 6, 5:30-8 pm.

Brown received her BFA degree in 1989 from The Cooper Union and was awarded a full fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. On her art she said, “As an artist, I search for meaning in the unknown. Exploring a world beyond my own tangible reality, I see myself as part of a larger, richer universe.”

Knoche said of his art, “I am always conscious of my place in the landscape and my impact on the environment. In my work I respond to visual influences that reflect time through cyclical natural processes. I make objects that represent these natural processes of time and life.”

Since a young age, Klein has been exploring the world of textiles “in all its infinite, tactile and compulsive joy.” Her recent studio practice has coalesced around the broad theme of value:  how society in general assigns value (or worthlessness) to objects, and how the art world, specifically, assigns value to works of art, craft and design. These ideas are made tangible through large mixed-media quilts and tiny obsessive embroideries. Klein’s work has been exhibited internationally.

James May Gallery, located at 213 Steele Street in Algoma, is open 10 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday and 10 am – 1 pm Monday. For more information visit

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