James May Gallery invites the community to the opening reception for their next exhibit with work from Clare Doveton, Brian Frink and Jimmy Eddings. The reception is Oct. 6, 5:30 – 8 pm at the Algoma gallery; artist talks to be announced. The show will run Oct. 5-30.
Frink lives in southern Minnesota. He and his partner, Wilbur, live in the old Blue Earth County Poor Farm, and have renamed it the Poor Farm Studios. In it they have space for the creation of artwork and work related to Wilbur’s social justice theater groups. For the past 29 years Frink has taught painting and drawing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Currently he serves as the Department of Art Chair.
Doveton is a graduate of Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Zen Center, and decades of meditation practice play a key role in her work. Doveton writes in her artist statement: “I have studied Buddhism most of my life, and in it there is a constant reminder that there are no defining lines between anything – this includes life and death, as well as the body and the mind. The very act of painting is a form of mediation on this – like anything that can hold one completely in the present moment. And in this moment it is clear there is no separation between anything.”
Eddings said of his ceramic work, “The objects I make as a ceramic artist are based on my observations and interaction with the natural world. In nature and my creative process there is a sense of discovery, an opportunity to explore a new environment and push further in a familiar territory.”
James May Gallery is located at 213 Steele Street in Algoma. For more information visit jamesmaygallery.com.