Paintings by Belinda Lee and ceramic works by Beverly Aroh and Antonio Pasin will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery from January 18 through February 12, 2013.
Lee sees herself as a visual anthropologist, collecting and describing data that details a difficult, changing and complicated world. In her paintings, she seeks to portray people who are on the edge or in a transitional state. These representations may be subtle or extreme and may reflect class, generational, economic or personal shifts.
Aroh sees clay as a medium with limitless potential to express moods or feelings. Its surface can be painted, printed, etched, sketched and stretched. Her favorite tool is fire, which bathes and bakes the clay with colors, crystals and smoky patina forming on the hardened surface.
Pasin constructs his works from wheel-thrown forms that are altered, sculpted, added to and subtracted from. His inspiration comes from the way nature impacts and softens external and internal environments over time. His pieces utilize stoneware, various glazing techniques and fused glass to represent this transformative process
All are invited to an opening reception hosted by the artist from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Friday, January 18, 2013. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4040, ext. 229 or email@example.com.
The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road in Ladue.