September 21 - October 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m.
Alison Petty Ragguette
Photo Credit: Steve King
Alison Petty Ragguette draws inspiration from biomechanics, the technology of life and the mechanical world of nature for the large-scale installations featured in “Dangerous Play”. Petty Ragguette’s playful yet mysterious artworks propose a duality between the organic and technological while examining the truth that, despite our best efforts, the natural world is beyond our control. Petty Ragguette is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal and received her MFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been included in over 50 national and international exhibitions, including her most recent solo exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL and Objct Gallery in Pomona, CA. Visit her website at alison-ragguette.squarespace.com.
In “Horse Play”, Brad Spence mixes American Mythology and personal memory to portray the lingering presence of past experiences. Spence draws from his childhood in rural Pennsylvania spent at the “last house at the end of a long road,” spent tending to crops and livestock. In this series, Spence’s process involved adding elements to the artworks that were later covered or removed completely which, according to Spence, is “the most important part of the story – the part that is gone but still felt.” Spence is a graduate of the University of Florida and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Spence has exhibited extensively in Los Angeles as well as worldwide in Germany, Norway, Istanbul, Turkey, New York, NY and Paris, France. Spence is an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino.
"A Rainbow Like You"
Photo Credit: Fredrik Nilsen
In her exhibition “A Rainbow Like You”, Katherine Gray displays an artwork of the same name, which recalls stained glass windows with a reverse premise and implications. Gray incorporates bright theatrical spotlights shining through an assortment of glassware, creating a spectral rainbow projection on the walls above and behind. Gray is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of American Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Gray is an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino. Visit her website at katherine-gray.com