1 + 1 = 3: Collaborative Work by Doug Casebeer and Betsy Chaffin

July 6 through August 3, 2018

Carbondale Arts presents “1 = 1 = 3”, with an opening reception to the public at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad in Carbondale on Friday, Jul. 6 from 6 to 8p.m. “1 + 1 = 3” is a collaborative exhibition featuring new works by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer and mixed media artist Betsy Chaffin, both local to the Roaring Fork Valley.

The exhibition focuses on one central question: how does the work of one artist affect another?

Doug and Betsy will be collaborating to produce a series of ceramic sculptures that will have the creative energy of each artists involved. As a potter, Doug will be engaged in translating Betsy’s two-dimensional drawings into sculptural forms. Betsy will be adapting her painting to Doug’s three-dimensional ceramic forms. The work will represent an area of new exploration for both the potter and the painter as they work out of their normal artistic medium.

The two artists will also be exhibiting examples of their current work, and it will be interesting to see what sort of influence each has on the other in their collaboration.

A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place before the opening reception on Friday, Jul. 6, at 5:30 p.m. with a talk with both artists and an opportunity to see the exhibition before it opens at 6p.m. For more information, visit carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.