Nature motifs: Michael Kessler and Michael Wisner

Michael Wisner, “Gray Dovetail” Ceramic, 15 x 15 inches
Ann Korologos Gallery

Michael Kessler, “Snowbanks 5”, mixed media on panel, 36 x 24 inches
Ann Korologos Gallery

Ann Korologos gallery presents Nature motifs: Michael Kessler and Michael Wisner, a two-dimensional exhibition of artists exploring the architecture of surfaces through the abstract mixed media panels of Michael Kessler and ceramic shapes sculpted with the geometry of nature by Michael Wisner. The exhibition runs from December 2, 2021 to January 4, 2022 at the Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt, CO and virtually on korologosgallery.com.

The landscapes in front of us never appear the same twice. On the one hand, external elements like light, water, wind, time constantly work the earth, changing its surface and creating patterns and textures of visual impact, changes explored through the art of mixed media by Michael Kessler. On the other hand, nature is always growing, changing and evolving, displaying patterns of sacred geometry such as the Fibonacci spiral; the average golden number; the flower of life, which are displayed in the structure of nature. Michael Wisner witnesses these mathematical patterns in the flora of nature, in the petals of a lotus or dahlia, the center of a sunflower, the leaves of an artichoke, the scales of a pine cone. or the path of a wandering river, and sculpts them in clay.

Michael kessler is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kessler’s work honors the internal dynamics of the natural world. Kessler evolved his landscape paintings towards abstraction, focusing on the cause and effect of nature, not painting the tree, but the texture of the bark; not the river, but the erosion patterns. In his latest series, revealed in this exhibition, Kessler uses the fluidity of water, colored with pigments, to explore the evolution and balance of the natural world.

Michael wisner is based in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. Wisner’s hand-wound ceramics are formed from local clay, hand-dug and handcrafted from local sources like Snowmass and Woody Creek, a method he learned during a mentorship. of 15 years with the artist Juan Quezada. Wisner allows his mind to lead him to small moments of hiking – stopping to study the patterns of a pine cone, weaves, pods or a wandering river – and bringing this curiosity back to his Woody Creek studio to recreate three-dimensional clay designs with tools he makes himself. The artist meticulously sculpts each pot with sacred geometry patterns observed in nature and translated into clay.

Nature motifs: Michael Kessler and Michael Wisner is visible from December 2, 2021 to January 4, 2022 “under the clock tower” in historic downtown Basalt and virtually on korologosgallery.com. For any questions, hours, or private viewing times, please call (970) 927-9668, email art@korologosgallery.com, or visit korologosgallery.com.

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