The Whimsical Works of Nancy Coffelt and Jessica Faulk
November 6th, 2020-November 28th, 2020
Join Crossroads November 6th to meet Nancy Coffelt and Jessica Faulk where they will present their paired exhibition of paintings and ceramics. First Friday will be open at Crossroads from 10am-8pm with access to the building on 2nd Street after 5pm. We ask patrons to sign in with contact tracing and to sign up for our gift certificate drawing to Barley Brown's Brew Pub for $25. Crossroads would like to send a huge thank you out to Baker City Realty for sponsoring these Featured Artists and Crossroads Carnegie Art Center.
With the holidays right around the corner, Crossroads will be one of the locations of the CASA Giving Trees, if able please stop in to find a tag to get a much needed gift for a youth in our community. Crossroads will also be having their annual Ornament Expo on exhibition.
Nancy Coffelt adapts a technique of using a grid pattern in her paintings that break up the light in the negative space of her paintings as well as a metaphor of "putting the pieces back together." Her main subject matter is primarily of animal imagery with incorporating portraits. As well as a children's author, Coffelt's imagination and creative story telling brings a whimsical narrative to her images.
Bugs, birds, and berries; Jessica Faulk has been drawn to the tactile nature of clay. Originally interested in sculptural work, Faulk has been drawn to understanding ceramics in a deeper and more technical way. With the majority of her time devoted to carving and decorating her work by improving and focusing on the chemistry and formulation involved with the medium. Each piece is handmade and one of a kind, with beauty and function Faulk intends to bring enrichment to people's daily lives.
For this show Faulk will be including some invasive species of Oregon alongside Nancy Coffelt. Coffelt will be showcasing a collection of vermin and pests of the area along with other critters that have inspired her.
Together these artists are going beyond the typical depictions of traditional "species" incorporated in art. Focusing primarily on the invasive or varmint species that are included in our ecosystem. [The work] "represents non native plants and animals that are resilient enough to survive in their non native land. Like us humans, redefining landscapes but not without cost." -Faulk