Currently Showing

Gathering

Our gallery is located at 2013 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH.
Monday & Tuesday, 11 am to 5pm
and Thursday - Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

 

The Gallery at WREN opens Gathering, a new exhibition featuring the work of potter Sarah Burns and artist Gretchen Woodman. Gathering explores the dynamic relationships we have between both objects and other living beings. The combination of the 3-dimensional works of Burns and Woodman’s animal-inspired drawings and paintings allows viewers to explore and reflect on how we integrate and utilize the bonds that relationships create.

 


 

Sarah Burns has lived and worked in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for the last 20 years. She was first introduced to clay in college and then went on to work in several clay studios. Sarah began teaching and sharing her love of clay in several community-based schools, institutions, and her own studio. Sarah became a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in 2003, where she has exhibited and collaborated with other artists. She has exhibited locally and nationally throughout her career. Her love of architectural forms, both in nature and human-made, has influenced the design of her functional ceramics, helping her push the conversation of living with sculptural and functional vessels. She is currently working with stoneware and local clays and chooses wood and soda fired kilns to finish her forms.


 

Gretchen Woodman creates drawings, paintings, and mixed media work to explore the enigma of the human-animal relationship. She spent her childhood wandering the woods behind her home in New Hampshire, collecting feathers, twigs, nuts, and glimpses of animals.  At home, her collections became the subject of sketches and drawings. Her favorite medium to date is graphite and pastel powder on various surfaces.  The application of powders creates subtle value and color shifts that effectively express the mystery and softness of her animal subjects. Gretchen also experiments with fabric and movement as an exploration of animals in space. Her travels to other states and countries have given her opportunities to experience exotic animals and environments while building her personal archive of photographic references for future work.


 

Gathering will be on display at The Gallery at WREN on 2013 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH from October 30 – November 30. The Gallery at WREN is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 5pm, and closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

 

Upcoming Shows:

MonthArtistDate of Show
NovemberSarah Burns & Gretchen WoodmanOctober 30 - November 30
DecemberAnnual WREN Small Works ShowDecember 4 - December 29