A guide to the Third Friday art walk in Durham

Published Mon, Jan 13, 2014 09:58 AM
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See more work from the TransFORM exhibition at Pleiades Gallery. Courtesy of Pleiades Gallery

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Open reception with the artists at LabourLove! 6 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Come join us for a little wine and art during Third Friday events at LabourLove! LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina painters, jewelers and designers located in Golden Belt.

Call for Artists! LabourLove has spaces available! If you are interested in joining the collective, check out our website and download an application today at labourlove. com.

— Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery

DURHAM ART GUILD ROOM 100 GALLERY AT GOLDEN BELT: The Durham Art Guild Presents: Twisted Tongues, drawings and poems by member artist Jenny Eggleston, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 2.

The Durham Art Guild presents "Twisted Tongues," featuring drawings and poems by DAG member artist Jenny Eggleston. Eggleston is a Raleigh, N.C.-based artist, poet and teacher. Classically trained as a nature illustrator, she now works in a surrealistic manner to create figurative mindscapes that are emotive, sensual, disturbing and beautiful. She is currently working in graphite.

I try not to plan a drawing, only to respond to a basic mood, to explore. Most of my drawings are the result of a juxtaposition of my observations of nature and my own mental landscapes. These biological studies are superimposed against things not so facile, not so easily interpreted or assimilated. Depictions of beauty in the natural world distort as physical matter and imaginative matter mingle and resonate. I often title many of my drawings with short, image-driven poems. Not as reverse illustrations, but as co-creations, standing independently, while influencing one another.

— Katie Seiz, director, DAG Gallery and Jenny Eggleston, artist

Note: Gallery in Building 3 Golden Belt at 807 E. Main St.

DURHAM ART GUILD ALLENTON GALLERY: Order and Motion, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 1.

The Durham Art Guild presents "Order and Motion," featuring mixed-media and ink works by DAG member artist Wendy Collin Sorrin.

— Katie Seiz, director, DAG Gallery

Note: Gallery in the lower level of DAC Building at 120 Morris St.

DURHAM ART GUILD SEMANS GALLERY: The White Series, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 7.

The Durham Art Guild presents "The White Series," featuring textured paintings by DAG member artist Don Mertz.

— Katie Seiz, director, DAG Gallery

Note: Gallery in the upper level of DAC Building at 120 Morris St.

THROUGH THIS LENS: The Barefoot Contessa and Other Favorites, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 7.

Five photographers works including: Arnold Zann, Margo Pinkerton, John Rosenthal, Douglas Prince, Ami Vitale. These works are some of the most loved from artists represented by Through This Lens.

— Roylee Duvall, gallery director, DAG Gallery

STUDIO 123 AT GOLDEN BELT: A Passion for Pets, 6 to 9 p.m. Third Friday only.

Pets do a lot for their owners ... from causing us to exercise to teaching us about love. This month, Matt Tomko will be featuring new pieces of your favorite family members ... dogs, cats and birds ... before sending them off to show at a new animal hospital in Durham.

— Matt Tomko, nature and wildlife artist

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS – UPFRONT GALLERY: Pottery by Peter Dugan, 6 to 9 p.m. On view until Jan. 25.

A range of functional pots by Peter Dugan of Durham.

— Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press

PLEIADES GALLERY: TransFORM, 6 to 9 p.m. On view until Feb. 16.

From robotic insects to full-size female nudes, from sensual images of the human form to paintings obscured by QR codes, TransFORM is an evocative, high-impact show that explores the intersections of form, (dys)function, technology and metamorphoses.

— Kim Wheaton, co-owner, Pleiades Gallery

THE CARRACK MODERN ART: The Light, 6 to 9 p.m. On view until Jan. 25.

“The Light” is a series of bold interpretive portraits of American Muslim women, many of whom are local. The paintings contain references to the Quran, classical portraiture, tarot cards and iconography across cultures. Each woman is powerful and beautiful, at times even mythical.

— Saba Barnard, artist

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