A collaboration between Ingrid Restemayer and Arizona artist Christy Puetz to create a whole new environment and creative experience within the LUX. Puetz creates unique carved foam creatures and animals that have intricately beaded surfaces. Holding poses that seem frozen in time, each piece is covered with combinations of glass beads, felted wool, dried paint slabs, silk cocoons and other found elements. Restemayer’s latest works include gentle etchings of beastly animals like buffalo, elephants and octopi collaged and hand-embroidered. The etchings themselves are intimate studies of individual animals’ expressions and organic movements captured in a still, illustrated moment of individual personality.
A Note From the Gallery Director
I am pleased to invite you to our next show opening this Friday, May 1, from 5-8 p.m. Delicate Beasts has transformed galleries across the country, and now travels to Lincoln to create a whole new environment and experience within the LUX.
Are they vicious beasts? Gentle giants? Or even animals at all? Decide for yourself when you see this exhibition of new work by Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer.
Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer studied Fiberarts together at the University of North Dakota in the 1990s. They have a history of over 20 years collaborating and exhibiting together. Dedicated to the use of methods and materials traditionally associated with craft, they explore the boundaries and reconceive how craft materials are seen in the fine art world.
In this is the age of instant electronic communication, the age of getting anything instantly via internet downloads to your phone, sustainable tactics in art creation—things made by the human hand—often have the power to promote further human interaction. This work is a reminder to society that non-mechanized art and imagery is still achievable and still experiential. The show promises to be an incredible experience that I’m sure you will not want to miss.
If you have yet to visit our annual juried cup show, Mug Shots, be sure to check out our Folsom Gallery while you are here. Now in its seventh year, Mug Shots features 52 cups from 28 different artists throughout the country. Juror Brian Harper selected a diverse line-up of vessels which interpret the cup in traditional, sculptural, and unexpected ways. Several have already found themselves new homes, and all will be on view through the end of the month. Come and see which one speaks to you!
See you soon,