Exhibition Opening, Artist Demonstrations, and Meet & Greet on July 24th from 4-7 pm at the J. Petter Galleries
Sherri Denault is an artist whose work is made with an exploration of materials. She uses paper, ink, gesso, acrylic, and thread on a variety of materials such as canvas, birch wood panel, or as a stand-alone sculpture. In her paintings you will find evident layers of these different materials built up, combining, repelling, veiling, and disguising each other to create an organic, chaotic field of pattern. In her sculptural pieces, she explores thread by knotting and hand stitching on paper or cheesecloth. The paper or cheesecloth used to create the sculpture or relief is manipulated, treated with medium, and painted. She works intuitively creating patterns and textures that often resemble something found in nature through the use of mixed media. The work is often inspired by the curiosity of a specific medium and the discovery of pushing its limits. Embellishments of thread, stitching, and knots are added to slow the process-driven work, a meditation of sorts. The artwork becomes a sensory experience for the viewer and an invitation to question what lies just below the surface of perception.
Marti Liddle-Lameti is an internationally recognized fiber and textile artist creating two-dimensional fiber “paintings”, as well as three-dimensional wearable art. Marti was born in Detroit and after multiple cross-country moves, settled in Owosso with her family in 2000 and continues to call this charming community her home. Her current studio is on Sanford Lake near Midland, Michigan. She formally taught art and fashion design at Owosso High School and taught as an adjunct professor for Kendall College of Art and Design.