Carbondale Arts hosts ‘’Linear // Planar’’ by Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin and “Yellow for Frances” by Eden Keil at the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad in Carbondale. “Linear // Planar” features new works from Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin who are both in their second and final year of Artist in Residency at Carbondale Clay Center.
Having used the prompt Paper Clay: Two artists. Two materials. Two perspectives, each artist responded to their materials, investigative processes, and the search for the point at which forms would melt into the page and where patterns became physical form. The resulting works highlight the space between the two and three dimensional, and scrutinize where they meet, overlap, and diverge. Through vessels paired with drawings, neighbored by sculptural components layered with pattern, the show presents the viewers with a compelling look at a breadth of material possibilities. Savanna and Stephanie aspire to spark a new plane of thought by engaging their audience through a collation of research-based results.
Yellow for Frances by Eden Keil is a series of large scale paintings continuing an exploration of the landscape through an abstracted and personal lens. The paintings combine elements of previous works, dissected and reimagined, with a focus on integrating yellow into the pieces. The work looks formally to waves, mountains, ultrasounds, radar, wood grain and other imagery across scales. Eden herself is an artist interested in landscapes in the broadest sense. She has spent the past ten years balancing her personal studio practice with a more collaborative focus on community based public art, teaching, and art therapy.
Both exhibitions run through May 31. Gallery hours are weekdays 9-5 and 10-2 on Saturdays.