Finch Lane Gallery Exhibits Explore Natural Elements and Their Artistic Properties
Three artists, Morgan Donovan, Nancy Vorm and John Mack, explore how natural elements are influential in the creation of art. Their work will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery May 9 through June 20. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 9 from 6–8 p.m.
Morgan Donovan presents “Shower Stills,” a series of life-sized portraits of various individuals that were taken in a studio. These honest portrayals are captured through a process of divesting subjects of external characteristics and recreating the experience of being washed clean. Donovan will talk about her work during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on June 20 at 7 p.m.
“Rust Belt Project” by Nancy Vorm, explores the creative and destructive properties of oxidation—or rust—of steel that results in unpredictable patterns. Using oxidized paper and beeswax as a sealant, Vorm creates hangings curtains, paintings, scrolls, and other objects.
Sculptures that embody the deep sea or deep space are found in “Somewhere Beyond the Blue” by John Mack. Drawing inspiration from science and technology, science fiction and contemporary mythologies, he creates fantastic organisms and impossible vessels for fictitious voyages in an effort to satisfy his own fascination with what could be.