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Artists open exhibit season at Gammage


August 22, 2007

Three Tempe artists – Lisa Adamsen, Nicole Royse and Beth Ann St. George – will show photography, acrylic on canvas and quilted textile art at ASU Gammage from Aug. 17 to Oct. 14.

Adamsen says her photographic work is “all about the details.”

“Without the details, the big picture does not exist,” she says. “The flower does not exist without its petals, leaves, pollen and even the insects.”
She will exhibit digital and 35 mm photos shot across the United States.

“Some of the subjects were growing by the side of a highway or dirt road, and some were in formal gardens or national parks, but all became part of this display because their details were intriguing,” she says.

Royse will show acrylic on canvas works focusing on abstraction through line, exploration of shape, and experimentation with texture and color.

“This collection of acrylic paintings draws on the natural world that we encounter every day, particularly flowers, as well as the Arizona landscape, each work exploring and rediscovering the complexities of the natural world,” she says.

St. George’s work expresses African sensitivities and uses the process of art as meditation.

“Each work reflects a story, a feeling, a message, that moves the viewer beyond merely the design itself,” she says.

The pieces have such titles as “Rainbow of Forgiveness,” “Wings of Prayer,” “Star of Hope” and “River of Life.”

Viewing hours at ASU Gammage are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, or by appointment by calling (480) 965-6912.
For more information, contact Lesley Davis at (480) 965-6912.