Contact: Karen Mobley
City of Spokane Arts Department
& Mary Wheeler
At the Chase Gallery
May 4—June 25, 2010
The artwork of Nan Drye, Bruce Hormann, Dirk Parsons, & Mary Wheeler will be featured at the Chase Gallery, May 4 through June 25, 2010. The Chase Gallery is located in City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. An artist reception will be held in conjunction with First Friday, on Friday, May 7, 5pm to 8pm. Gallery hours are Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nan Drye has created a series of mobiles. Each mobile contains a blank molded cloth face with varying collages underneath. The mobiles explore concepts ranging from spending or squandering of time to feminism and female motivations in the 21st century. Nan is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts.
Bruce Hormann creates epoxy resin and collage works which relate to marking time and explains his life experiences such as remodeling his studio or his recovery from being hit by a car and being unconscious. Bruce studied at the Art Institute of Seattle and Spokane Falls Community College.
Dirk Parsons (art above left) is an acrylic painter inspired by elements of the natural world. Brightly colored pallets and highly detailed contrasting lines define the color and form of Parsons’ primarily abstract work. Complex shapes and colors seem recognizable at first, but familiar images emerge upon closer examination. Parson’s work has shown in California and throughout Spokane.
Mary Wheeler employs texture and bright colors using paper mache, mixed media and acrylic paint to comprise 3-D wall pieces inspired by leaves. Wheeler discovers an endless source of ideas from daily walks around the city. Her work is an abstraction of the leaves, debris, cracks, etc. which form themselves into compositions that she finds intriguing. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans.