Artist Talk w/ David Pettibone and Steve Godfrey | Friday, Jul 3 at 6pm. Recorded artists talks available in artist’s online galleries (see below).
David Pettibone “Nature has always been the thread that sews my paintings together. Instead of being a part of nature, we see ourselves as existing in tandem with it: separate but together. This is, of course, an illusion. The complexities of our relationship with nature are infinite and they run the gamut from peaceful to the sublime and from pleasant to the horrifying. My work explores the many levels of our relationship with nature and seeks to convey the visceral emotions that come about when we are reminded of just how connected to our environment we truly are.” David lives in Homer.
Steven Godfrey is a potter and a Professor of Ceramics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His current work is less about being tailored for a specific utilitarian function but rather to illustrate a collection of his interests, combined during the making process and meant to speak beyond functionality and tell a story through the symbolism of form and color. The forms he makes emulate the elegance of French automobile bodies made during the 1930s and 40s: Delage, Delahaye, Talbot-Lago, Bugatti, Avions Voison, etc. Other aspects of his work subtly or directly depict his interest in old New England tobacco barns, Native Alaskan ivory bird carvings, children’s book illustrations, Danish furniture, magpies, architecture.” He lives in Anchorage.