Charlotte, North Carolina - RedSky Gallery presents a new exhibition of works from
artists Matt Kelleher, Denise Choppin and Susan Harrell at 1523 Elizabeth Ave, Ste
120. Join us for an opening reception from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Friday, November 15th.
The show runs through December 31st.
In 2005, studio potter Matt Kelleher
made the decision to leave University
teaching and pursue full-time studio work through a three-year residency at
Penland School of Crafts. While Matt continues to investigate soda-fired
tableware, he has broadened his interests to include sculptural vessels, bird
inspired forms, and collaborative work with Shoko Teruyama. Matt consistently
pursues the ideas that linger around his pottery, which are often sculptural and
beyond the scale of tableware. The process each new idea reveals drives Matt
Rather than attempt to recreate faithful representations of the objects or scenes that
inspire her, mixed media artist Denise Choppin focuses upon evoking their essential
emotional content. Choppin illustrates the notion of vastness and captures the
experience of land, water, space, time and light. This current body of work Horizons
explores that line drawn when the sky meets the earth or water and how it effects our
Susan Harrell is a self-trained contemporary oil painter who began her work full-time in
2009. She lives in her hometown of Asheboro, among the foothills of central North
Carolina. Susan paints primarily on canvas and wood panels, while also taking on
interior and exterior mural projects in a variety of settings. She paints a high level of
detail that is photorealistic in style, intensifying select colors and drawing attention to
an amplified spectrum of light and dark. Susans work is often inspired by travel and
the beauty present in everyday life, combined with subtle reflections on matters of faith
and personal discovery.
RedSky Gallery features original works on paper and canvas, sculpture, ceramic,
glass, studio furniture, art-to-wear, jewelry, and more. Over 400 regional and national
artists are represented.
For more information about the gallery, please visit www.redskygallery.com
RedSky Gallery 1523 Elizabeth Ave, Suite 120
Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm