“Two visions emerge” – Fort Bragg Advocate-News
GUALALA – “Two Visions Emerge” is a new exhibition at the Dolphin Gallery, open from Saturday June 12 to August 8. The exhibition features two artists: glass artist Mark Guthrie and multimedia artist Larain Matheson. A member preview is scheduled for Friday, June 11, and regular Dolphin Gallery opening hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Berkeley-based artist Mark Guthrie has been working with glass for the past decade. Although stained glass is his “true love,” he also frequently creates baked art glass objects (and many other aspects of glass art). Guthrie adds, “Its magic has everything to do with light – the way it reflects, the way it shines.”
He is co-creator of the East Bay Glass Guild, a Berkeley-based glass workspace whose mission is to promote the glass arts. He finds nature to be his greatest inspiration and muse. There will be a selection of colorful Guthrie baked art glass bowls on display and for sale at the exhibit.
Larain Matheson is a multimedia artist who has been working with beeswax and encaustic oils for over a decade. Her work embraces an ancient medium of Greece and Egypt that has been rediscovered in the contemporary art world over the past half century.
Matheson received his Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA and worked in oil, drawing, and acrylic, painting abstract and figurative works for many years. As a member of the Encaustic Art Museum in Santa Fe, NM, his work has been exhibited there throughout the year. In fact, it has been exhibited and represented in many galleries in Northern California including the Discovery Gallery, the Mendocino Art Center, the Berkeley Art Center, galleries in Tucson, Arizona, and Colorado and, of course, the Dolphin Gallery.
His work also appears in numerous collections across the United States and often reflects life on the Mendocino-Sonoma Coast. Matheson will also be exhibiting at the Studio Discovery Tour this fall. More information is available at larainmathesonart.com.
“Living here, my work takes a lot of inspiration for the light, composition and color of the area,” Matheson said. “Mine is a contemplative journey to capture this magical moment where the visible and the invisible are made more visible.”
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