Imperfect Vessels -- an exhibit by coppersmith Anne Jordan and pen and ink artist Jim Haller
In June, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Imperfect Vessels, a Featured Artist Exhibit of striking hand-formed pieces by copper artist Anne Jordan, and the complex pen and ink drawings of Jim Haller, in a collaboration that explores the form, function and restrictiveness of Imperfect Vessels.
Anne Jordan uses a variety of techniques to develop her unique pieces that range from functional bowls and trays to dramatic wall and garden art, fountains and sculpture. Nature inspired details, and Anne’s use of unconventional tools to create textural surfaces, delight the senses. With an air of exploration, in this exhibit Anne presents a collection of imperfect and random vessel art objects.
Drawing on difficult feelings, pen and ink artist Jim Haller’s art is a catharsis that generates provocative pieces that intrigue and resonate. His sense of feeling restricted by certain situations (or vessels) is portrayed through the creation of vignettes of incompatible old or discarded items which he then recreates in intricate hand stippled pieces, stained in muted sepia tones that convey a sense of conflict, loss, or confinement.
Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, June 14th, from 5 – 8 p.m.