Karen Newgard 2013
February 15 - March 24, 2013
Clarity of image, a tactile approach to graphics, a process that is both meditative and precise... these are just some of the reasons Karen Newgard's work appeals so fully and immediately. MudFire Gallery is very pleased to announce a solo exhibit featuring Karen's salt-fired porcelain works in a variety of functional forms.
Please join us for the exhibit opening from 5 to 9pm on Friday, February 15th. Karen's work is even more marvelous in person.
Work will be available for online purchase starting 12:00 noon on Friday, February 15th. Shipping is available to all 50 states.
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More About Karen Newgard 2013
Karen Newgard's lively illustrations are the result of painstaking carving away of soft porcelain, leaving behind a series of bold lines. Similar to the effect of a wood-cut, the colorful, tactile vessels are fired in a salt kiln for glaze, and sport a vivid and happy interior.
Karen's lasting influence is the drawing style associated with Southern Folk Art, flattened perspective and many vantage points. The landscape and the architectural elements found in South Louisiana have also been a strong influence in the development of her imagery. The natural world has always been a great source for pattern; the stripes created in an empty field, the cadence of a row of crops, a trellis of roses or a bunch of tulips. Karen's interior scenes began with her memories of family gatherings and grandparent's farmhouse in Southern Minnesota. Over the years these scenes have evolved into an iconographic encyclopedia that she draws from to create more stories and scenes.