Offramp Gallery is pleased to announce a solo show of sculpture by Los Angeles area sculptor and muralist Elaine Carhartt, from February 21 – March 21, 2010, with an opening reception for the artist on Sunday, February 21, from 2-5pm.
The brightly colored figures and animals depicted in Elaine’s sculptures are inspired by her love of pattern and her fascination with illuminated manuscripts, not only from the western medieval period, but also from the Persian and Mughal periods. The sculptures are constructed using the slab method, with low-fire terracotta clay, fired to cone 06. Colored engobes (liquid clay slips of varying compositions) and clear low fire glaze are then applied to color and finish the pieces. Elaine’s sculptures will be on display in the garden at Offramp Gallery. The exhibition runs concurrently with Myron Kaufman: Still Perplexed and Marilyn Cvitanic: Watercolors.