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Hanson Howard Gallery

89 Oak St
Ashland, OR United States

August 2019

Sara Swink and Alison O’Donoghue at Hanson Howard Gallery

August 2 - September 3
Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St
Ashland, OR United States
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Sara Swink creates self possessed, colorful figures embedded with clues that they exist in a playfully subconscious world. Be they human or creature, there is often the element of the dreamy or the bizarre in their gestures, expressions and adornments.  For Swink, art and dream worlds are interconnected. Both invite the unconscious to become conscious; both rely on a language of symbols open to interpretation; both contain clues about psychological patterns. Most often she builds using gritty, sculpture clay, adding color…

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September 2019

Penelope Dews and Bob Schlegel at Hanson Howard Gallery

September 1 - October 1
Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St
Ashland, OR United States
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Penelope Dews graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984 with a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture.  She works in her studio in Ashland, OR and produces work to fire in a large Anagama wood fire kiln in the Umpqua Valley.  An ancient technique, the Anagama kiln produces ash and volatile salts which settle on the pieces and create a natural ash glaze.  Penelope uses the tone and texture unique to this process to create richly earth toned characters and…

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