DECEMBER 1 - 29, 2018
The Black Faun Gallery presents “In This Moment” featuring abstract works by Leslie Price and forged steel sculptures by Monica Coyne from December 1st to December 29th. The Arts Alive opening takes place on Saturday, December 1st from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Leslie Price has been involved in Humboldt’s artistic scene for decades, teaching students at Humboldt State University for 34 years and exhibiting many successful shows in the area and beyond. Inspiration for his free-flowing abstract works comes from his observation of the abundant natural beauty found in our world. Nature is abstracted within organic forms and replicating shapes in Price’s work. He explains, “My aim is to make a painting that is dynamic and meditative simultaneously, which is similar to my experience of the source material.”
Monica Coyne is a contemporary sculptor and blacksmith who creates works that are unexpected of forged steel. From delicate ornamentation to traditional blacksmith techniques, Coyne creates works that challenge the limits of the material. Her art plays with the concepts of balance, function and form, and humankind’s place within the natural world. In Monica Coyne’s words, “I want to find answers with my hands in the metal. I am a human. I am complicit in the ugliness that we have created here but I am of this planet. The breathtaking beauty that I see around me everywhere, I come from that too. I should be able to be that too.”
Artist Talk with Monica Coyne
Saturday, December 15, 4 pm
Arts Alive Opening
Saturday, January 5, 6 - 9 pm