View local artists at work at ‘Ink and Mud’ reception

By From page A11 | May 09, 2013

Capital ArtWorks Studio and Gallery presents “Ink and Mud,” an exhibition of ceramic bas-relief sculpture and watercolor drawings by Davis artists Joanna Kidd and Chris Kidd, from May 11 to July 6.

The exhibition features ceramic bas relief sculpture and watercolor portraits painted and sculpted from live models at Capital ArtWorks Studio.

There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday as part of Second Saturday. Visitors may watch local artists paint from a live model.

Chris Kidd is a Northern California painter and printmaker who has been working in the Davis area since 1980. Her current work, using collage to transform the detritus of print media information into psychological portraits, is inspired by her exploration of the figure in the gestural pencil and watercolor sketches on view in this exhibition.

Joanna Kidd’s bas relief portraits in fragment, removed from any surrounding narrative context, combine the three-dimensional depth of sculpture and the illusion of depth on a flat surface of drawing. This combination of sculptural depth and illusion creates distortions in the images when seen from different angles, lending the sculptures a curious animation as one moves around them.

Capital ArtWorks Gallery, 2013 21st St., Suite B in Sacramento, is open from 6 to 9 p.m. for Second Saturday Art Walks and by appointment.

Enterprise staff

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