Barb Blacharczyk and Allison Svoboda

Show ran from 1/5/2010 to 1/30/2010

“The Energy of Flowing Forms”  Ink on Paper or Silk

Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, from 6-9pm

The subject of water in Barb’s work is a metaphor for the mysterious energy present in the natural world.  She is particualarly interested in the expression of this invisible energy in the flow of water and the eventual emergence of form.  Allison works with simple materials, the paper and ink take on a quality that is both ethereal and enduring at the same time.  She works quickly on hundreds of sketches and then spends more time digesting the image as she assembles the collage.  The final image takes on the quality of fractals and movement found in all natural forms.