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Prichard Art Gallery’s ‘2+2 Sculpture + Photography’ Highlights Nature, Simplicity

June 08, 2018

A pair of sculptors who focus on the simple in their pieces and two photographers who use the natural world as their setting will all display their creations June 14-July 28 as part of the Prichard Art Gallery’s summer exhibit, “2+2 Sculpture + Photography.”

 

Photographers Laurie Blakeslee and Crystal McBrayer and sculptors Theresa Henson and Kristin LeVier open the exhibit with a preview from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, hosted by the Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery. The Prichard will partner with the Moscow Artwalk for an opening reception from 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 15. The exhibit runs through Saturday, July 28.

 

In her photographic series, the “40-year-old Garden,” Blakeslee chronicles all four seasons of transformation and beauty in her mother-in-law’s Boise garden and the resilience of her mother-in-law’s evolving and ambitious planting. Blakeslee is an associate professor of art at Boise State University.

 

McBrayer, a photographer living and working in Boise, focuses her art on nature, bones, landscapes, birds and outdoor photography. She works as a part-time faculty member in art and director of creative services at BSU.

 

Director of creative services at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Henson creates sculptures that can be viewed in the form of editing and growth. Always unfinished, the whole of each of Henson’s pieces overcomes the fragment.

 

LeVier creates minimalist contemporary sculpture inspired by her deep fascination with the natural world and that illuminates the intersection between art and science. A former molecular research biologist and Moscow resident who took up studio sculpture 13 years ago, LeVier sees in nature a well-ordered system full of solutions essential to our existence.

 

The Prichard Art Gallery’s summer hours are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture, is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main streets in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional Information is available at www.prichardart.org.

 

Media Contact:

Roger Rowley

Director, Prichard Art Gallery

208-885-3586

rrowley@uidaho.edu

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