Ann BinghamFreeman, Kerry Kugelman, Meriel Stern and Jamie Sweetman each utilize organic processes in the creation of their works.

Ann BinghamFreeman produces sculpture, drawings, paintings and prints, often focusing upon human figures and animals. Her approach itself is earthy and primal, capitalizing on the inherent qualities of the materials she chooses: steel, bronze, clay, wax, graphite, charcoal, etc. She is uninhibited as an artist and as a woman, shaping raw materials into honest expressions of sensuality, eccentricity and joy.

Kerry Kugelman's paintings and works on paper are mysterious spaces. Biomorphic forms emerge, creating abstract landscapes that are moody and peculiar. Atmospheric effects are created through his masterful handling of inks and fluid pigments. A sense of naturalistic light gives these images a surreal presence. Like nebulous celestial bodies or microscopic growing forms, his paintings seem to be showing particular moments in an unfolding story.

Meriel Stern works primarily as a sculptor. She "grows" her crocheted wire and fiber forms, intuitively experimenting with the possibilities of simple materials. Shapes evocative of pods, gourds or human anatomy hang as installations or rest on surfaces. Meriel Stern is also erasing the division between traditional craft methodologies and fine art approaches. She has found a way to explore personal inquiries within the metaphor of organic growth, which implies time and change.

Jamie Sweetman finds common ground between human anatomy and botanical forms. With a scientific, analytic approach, she visually compares and contrasts roots with blood vessels, branches with bones and other dichotomies. Reminiscent of Da Vinci's observational drawings, Jamie Sweetman's works depart from traditional renderings in their scale and presentation. Hers are bold, expansive wall-sized works, usually layered on transparent papers such as Dura-Lar so that two or more images may overlap and visually meld together.

Curated by:
Quinton Bemiller

Exhibit Coordinated by:

Michele Cairella Fillmore
Director of the Kellogg and Huntley University Art Galleries

New Gallery Hours effective Jan 13, 2014:

Mon & Tues, 4-8pm
Wed & Thurs, Sat & Sun, 12-4pm
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Location Address & Phone:

Kellogg University Art Gallery
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768

Gallery Phone: (909) 869-4302

The Kellogg Gallery is located on the North side of the Bronco Student Center in Building 35A, across from the University Library. Nearest Parking is "Lot C". Admission is free. See Visitor Info & Parking Permits for Parking Charges.

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