Monthly Archives: October 2005

Shannon Weber & Mark Perry

Shannon Weber, Contemporary Basketry
Mark Perry, Intaglio & Collagraphs

October 27-Novemebr 20

      Shannon Weber approaches primitive forms of weaving and tweaks them into “new” aboriginal forms for the current millennium.  Her current work uses a heavy mixture of found and gathered objects such as Beaver chewed sticks, domestic cast offs, reclaimed metal, sea kelp, rattan, canvas, wax linen, sea grass and sea grass roots encaustic, acrylics, and over dyes.  To quote Weber “If it bends I use it!”  Her work tells a story from her soul; inspired by the unknown past and created using her own discoveries of technique and style.  The elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air spin the chaos of seemingly arbitrary and random materials into shapes of such color and texture you want to jump into each piece and live there.

Shannon Weber
“Polka”  Random woven

 
   
   
Mark Perry will be presenting his latest intaglio and collagraph prints.   His latest prints concentrate on bold, black and white images.  Perry explains that he is interested in exploring the mark on the plate and the various approaches to achieving that mark, from a straight line etching to a mechanical means such as a dremell tool.  Most of his prints for this show will be on the smaller size, presented in grid-like fashion.  Though most of his “mark makings” are nonrepresentational, some will have recognizable images to them.

 

Mark Perry
“Buzz”  Etching
8″ X 8″