Adrianne Evans (L), David Frazer (R)
Glass artist Adrianne Evans’ work relates to the layers of the earth’s surface—the ocean, the geology and the atmosphere surrounding it. The versatility of glass enables her exploration in the relationships between the natural world and the human world. Through casting and fusing she creates a variety of characteristics in her pieces ranging from opaque, translucent or transparent, rough or smooth, colored or clear. In addition to her glass work, Evans will be showing pieces made of tree leaves that further reflect her interest in the natural world.
Evans received a Masters of Fine Arts in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Glass and Metal from the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York. She has been a member of the Glass Department faculty at RISD for the past seven years. Most recently, Evans has exhibited her work at the Hawk Galleries in Columbus, OH in a show entitled ‘Les Dames de Verre: Women of Glass.’ She has also shown her work at the Habitat Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida, the Providence Art Club and the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey.
Painter David Frazer will be exhibiting a new body of work consisting of small and large oil paintings on canvas and on paper. His paintings give the appearance of mixed media with techniques of collage and printmaking but do not use any of these techniques. Through painting, Frazer wishes to explore and exploit the tradition of Abstract Expressionism but in a new and contradictory way. By controlling accident and combining historical idioms into heterogeneous imagery and expression, he creates paintings that visually are intentionally misleading.
Frazer received a Master of Arts in Painting from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently a professor in the Painting Department at RISD, he has also been a visiting artist and lecturer at many colleges and universities around the world including both Chung-ang University and Chungnam University in South Korea, Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, Temple University in Rome and Parsons School of Design in New York. Frazer’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts including the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, the Virginia Lynch Gallery and the RISD Museum. Most recently, his work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the Fisher Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Forum Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
For more information on the artist, please visit: www.david-frazer.com