This two-person exhibition combines the ceramic based sculptural work of Nicolas Darcourt and the graphite and oil-stick drawings of Lois Peterson. For both artists, their work is an attempt to express
This two-person exhibition combines the ceramic based sculptural work of Nicolas Darcourt and the graphite and oil-stick drawings of Lois Peterson.
For both artists, their work is an attempt to express a larger truth, a series of connections which exists beyond daily experience.
For Darcourt, his work combines, parts, pieces and fragments into sculptural forms. Once constructed, they reference a simultaneous sense of structure and spontaneity. The over-all forms he creates exist as abstractions of the evidence of progressing society.
For Peterson, drawing is the means to search for what one can only sense. Quiet spaciousness, both from within and outside. Searching for clues of the elusive. Seeking to understand what language cannot explain, a knowledge that exists beyond one’s limits.
Through their use of pure form, abstraction, repetition and accumulation of information, Darcourt and Peterson allow themselves and their viewers a glimpse into a metaphysical landscape, both personal and psychological.
Lois Peterson, emerita Professor of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College received her MFA in Ceramics and Drawing from Texas Tech University and currently works out of her studio in Dakota, MN.
Nicolas Darcourt received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College.
All Day (Friday)
Carnegie Art Center
120 S. Broad St., Mankato