Flume, an exhibit by Western Massachusetts artist Deborra Stewart-Pettengill, will be on display in the Grubbs Gallery from August 29 to September 30.
The show is based on a collection of sculptures inspired by her previous show GATHER. In Flume, Ms. Stewart-Pettengill experiments with creating a sense of motion and direction within a tightly contained space. “These pieces challenged me to investigate the nature of value within the realm of transparency, and fragility,” said Ms. Stewart-Pettengill.
“Designing them to be installed directly on the gallery wall allowed me to keep each form fluid, and flexible as it relates to the particular space in which it is located,” she said.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina (BFA) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA), Ms. Stewart-Pettengill is a member of The Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, MA and chairs the arts department at The Bement School in Deerfield, MA.
Ms. Stewart-Pettengill has exhibited extensively across the country including shows in California, Illinois, New York, Virginia, South Carolina, and throughout the Northeast. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at The Oxbow Gallery in 2012 and 2011.
A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the gallery. The gallery is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.