FOCUS GALLERY | June 23 – July 31, 2021
TWO HEADED DIVER | LYNNE HOBAICA + RICKIE BARNETT
JUNE 23 – JULY 31
Beginning on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:00AM EST, work from this exhibition will be available to purchase in-person at the Penland Gallery and online HERE
This exhibition brings together the work of Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett; ceramic artists who work both independently and collaboratively in their creative practice – while sharing one small studio. Two Headed Diver features ceramic sculpture and functional work from each artist, as well as a collection of their wildly imaginative collaborative pieces. Both Lynne and Rickie construct characters that are rooted in mythologies and fairytales, relationships, and their own personal narratives.
Lynne’s work centers on storytelling, her characters portraying life’s complexities with humor and relatable gestures. The surfaces utilize the ceramic drawing technique of sgrafitto, along with layered slips, glaze, and china paint. Rickie’s elaborate figurative sculptures are a marriage of light-hearted and dark accounts of life lessons. Reinvented folklores form his cast of characters – playing accordions, carrying shovels, and riding odd four-legged pull toys. Their collaborations are cohesive and thoughtful, gracefully balancing humor and human struggles with vulnerability that encourages the viewer to look closer.
PENLAND GALLERY & VISITOR CENTER
Wednesday – Saturday
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM