4th Annual Prints & Pots Exhibition
August 20th - November 13th, 2016
Chases Garage in its newest incarnation as a contemporary gallery, store, artist studios, ceramics and print studio is celebrating its fourth year with their Prints & Pots Exhibition. Showcasing Chases’ two main curriculum, Prints & Pots features artwork from local and regional artists Lyell Castonguay, Mary Sweeney, Tyler Gulden, Bill Cass and Jake Cassevoy, Dylan Haigh and Christopher Cooper. The exhibit begins August 20th and will be celebrated with a pre-show on Friday, August 26th and a reception with hors d'oeuvres on Saturday August 27th, both from 4:00-8:00pm at Chases Garage, 16 Main St in York Beach, Maine.
Printmaker extraordinaire and workshop instructor, Lyell Castonguay is inspired by the variety of the aviary world. He explores the patterning in their plumage and beautiful coloring through woodcut. Reflective of the palette of the woods and sea that surround her in her home town here in York, Maine, Mary Sweeney’s salt, soda, wood-fired ceramics bring together the purpose of everyday life with the unexpected quality of atmospheric firing. Like Mary, ceramicist and kiln builder Tyler Gulden’s work follows the tradition of salt firing, in combination with the more contemporary process of soda firing, capitalizing on the unique color and surface variations that are a natural product of the process. Printmaker, Bill Cass combines religious imagery and a folk art style in his linocut Mr. Merrimack. Jake Cassevoy demonstrates his love for bold, graphic design in his current series of relief prints. Ceramicist and instructor, Christopher Cooper produces comfortable and familiar utilitarian ceramics inspired from early American pottery and heavily influenced by Japanese and Korean pottery. Long time jerk, instructor and studio artist, Dylan Haigh’s silkscreens celebrate shape, color and basic spatial relationships as a lament to the art school education he never received.