Saturday, August 21, 2010

Spotlight Solo Show: Luba Sharapan (Opening Today)

MudFire Gallery joins Atlanta's Citywide Gallery Opening on Saturday, August 21, with a showing of new works by resident artist and MudFire founder Luba Sharapan. The gallery will be open for visitors from Noon to 8:00 pm, with an artist reception with snacks from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm.

Luba Sharapan is a studio potter who creates dinnerware and other functional objects that feature a unique painterly finish reminiscent of encaustic. She works with a palette of underglazes, slips, engobes and stains to achieve a textured, layered effect with a soft satin finish. Luba uses saturated liner glazes, appropriated text and imagery via decals, bold silhouettes, and hints of platinum and gold lusters in the work to add nuance, refinement, and occasionally humor.

Atlanta's Citywide Gallery Opening includes over 30 galleries, museums, and art spaces for a day-long extravaganza of art in all media and modes.

MudFire's Spotlight Solo series offers quick, focused looks at new work by outstanding studio potters from around the country.

Read more about artist Luba Sharapan with additional representative imagery.

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