Saturday, October 23, 2010

Foundry Gallery: Clay on the Wall

Foundry Gallery November exhibit opens with Fran Abrams' works in polymer clay; three-dimensional pieces that hang on the wall like bas relief.  Polymer clay is a man-made material that begins as blocks of colored clay. The colors blend like paint, allowing her to create rich colors without the use of paint. All of the color comes from the clay.  Fran has been using polymer clay as an art medium for more than 10 years.  Fran's pieces interpret in polymer clay the fluid sense of fabric caught at a moment in time. It blurs the line between what appears might yield to the touch and what actually is permanently formed. Many people believe her pieces are made from fabric when they first see her work.  Fran is fascinated by the wide range of color, texture and form that can be created with polymer clay and the sense of exploration that comes with mixing the colors and draping the clay.
Exhibit Dates: November 3 —28
Reception: November 5, 6—8 pm

Drop-in Discussion and Demonstration:  Saturday, November 20, Noon - 6 pm

Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 1-7pm; Saturday-Sunday: 12-6p

The web site includes more info on the exhibit:
1314 18th Street, NW

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