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The Clay Show @ The Cottonwood

The Cottonwood presents THE CLAY SHOW! June 17th 8pm.

Ceramic works from Ryan Mitchell, Dean Adams, Ben Babcock, Alex Buck, Gabriel Kulka and friends…special guests Free Art School…Music from Dalton Brink, Hazelwood Motel, and Tingle Hoarders…hell…if you’ve got some ceramics bring a few down too…free admission…all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, social classes, dimensions welcome…

Alley/backdoor entrance will be closed this show…entrance at the front parking lot of 201 S. Wallace…for questions/directions call 901-219-0717…

Ed. note: If you haven’t been to an event at The Cottonwood yet, this would be a good time to check it out and see what you’ve been missing.

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Pull String Clouds and Pinhole Stars: Constructions by Gabriel Kulka

tart presents a show of new work by Gabriel Kulka. Known for his haunting, sometimes achingly evocative sculptural work, Gabriel presents a series of petite work for this exhibit. Figures crafted from scraps of hardwood, string, nails, metal, and other “junk” cause the viewer to stop, to think, to find something new upon each viewing.

Whether the pieces are two feet tall or two inches high, Kulka’s sculptural perspective reverberates with isolation and what it means to be ensnared in the human form. Much of Kulka’s work invites the viewer to participate – to twist a string, move a leg, turn or remove a part of a sculpture – to be whimsical, mindful, fully in the world. But it is only a tease, because in the end we still feel like a visitor.
-Michele Corriel

An opening reception will be held during Art Walk on Friday, August 13th, 5-8pm.

Gabriel Kulka and Jennifer Pulchinski @ tart

Jennifer Pulchinski

Jennifer Pulchinski

Barbed Wire, Ink, Rocks, Wood, Wax, Wire and String, featuring work by Gabriel Kulka and Jennifer Pulchinski, explores the minutely detailed and the enormously abstract.  Sculptor Gabriel Kulka creates tiny sculptural assemblages with found objects, exquisitely crafted frames, and cast figures with out of proportion limbs.  These little worlds are perfectly tattered and exquisitely odd.  Jennifer Pulchinski crafts large panels of wood with abstracted prints of barbed wire rendered in layers of ink and paper, as well as woodblock prints of faces done in her trademark slightly off kilter way. Together, the two artists present a body of work both prickly and compelling.

Gabriel Kulka

Gabriel Kulka

Opening reception on Friday, July 10th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display from July 10th through August 12th.