parts known

Form + Content Gallery presents: Parts Known, new works by Marty Nash and Daryn Lowman. The artists use their personal arsenals of forms and abstract elements, to create ‘narratives.’ Their work is surprisingly complementary; each striving to build subtle and robust references, tethered to process and tradition in painting and sculpture.
Marty Nash Artist Statement:
This work references my ongoing interest in using like shapes, colors and textures, derived from favorite objects and images, pieced together to create a personal, abstract image. Meaning is conveyed by the attention given to particulars of line, and the nuance of color or texture. This is evident in the subtle variations of black hues, or the searching quality of details, in contrast to the conviction expressed in dominant shapes. Depending on the speed and layering implied in the application of materials, each work reflects a particular sense of time and emotion.  Seen together, they illustrate the verities of the creative process.

Marty Nash Artist Biography:
Marty Nash received her MFA in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota. She was a founding member of WARM Gallery (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota), and is currently a member of Form+Content Gallery. Her work has been in numerous one person and group exhibitions (including the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University; the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota; Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis; Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis; Duluth Art Institute and the Harry M. Drake Gallery, St. Paul), with work in both public and private collections. She recently retired from over thirty years teaching art, at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.

Daryn Lowman Artist Statement:
Time and place connect my sculptures to emotional, literal, and abstract ideas. The narrative occurs partly by creating a range of working methods, decisions and techniques, each building upon the story and individuality of the piece. The inventory of parts, shapes and surfaces reference objects in various states of existence. Old, new, found, discarded and collected connect to memories and parts of memories.

Daryn Lowman Artist Biography:
Daryn holds an MFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and a BA in ceramics from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks.  He lives and works in St. Paul, and maintains a wood kiln at Night Owl Farm in North Branch, Minnesota.  He serves as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, where he teaches classes in ceramics and sculpture.

April 4, - May 11, 2019

Opening reception:  Friday, April 5, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

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