Fleda A. Ring Artworks is proud to host “Satellites”, a new exhibition by Dreama Kattenbraker and Ann Glover. In these multi-media works, the two locally renowned artists examine ideas and images that revolve within their personal orbits.
Kattenbraker’s whimsical yet deeply complex pieces are “the beginning of an ongoing investigation by an elder, a mother and grandmother” and feature figures from her own mythos.
“As a child, I learned reasons for choosing kindness, generosity, acceptance of strangers [and] protection of our resources over greed, meanness and intolerance, and poisoning our lands,” she explains. “With this body of work, I create my own mythology…paying homage with altars or painting to entities experiencing approaching peril or glorious victories in the 21st Century AD.”
For Glover, the satellite functions as an “auxiliary idea, as aerial view, as iconic image from childhood and beyond, evoking every emotion from fear to wonder, and as phenomena in our current atmosphere that monitor and record every kind of data.”
Her works, constructed from found wood, tin and fabric as well as her own created materials have “come out of a desire to find another way to make images other than through a former mode of refined realist imagery...I am stumbling around in all of this, being directed by the wonder and immersion of childhood board games, toys and packaging…I lived with all of this stuff in the first 18 years of my life without paying much attention to it. Now, I am at home with it and want to make things that I would like to live with.”