Tongue & Groove

July 11th – 6-9 p.m.
The Gallery Creative Pinellas

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Tongue & Groove – exploring a common visual language, featuring works by regional artists Babette Herschberger and Ry McCullough.

Presented by Katherine Gibson, curator of ARTHOUSE3, opening July 11.

Katherine and the Artists will do gallery walk and talks at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm during the reception on July 11th at 6pm.

Katherine Gibson describes the exhibit in the following quotes:

“In almost every combination of Ry and Babette’s work, there is a palpable visual connection, a similar visual language, regarding line, color, shape and composition. Their common esthetic is uncanny. This exhibition celebrates a third element that is created when works of these two artists are combined.”

“Our arrangements are not about one piece or another; instead, the exhibit presents curated vignettes as whole pieces. Observing the placement, the scale, and the relationship between selected pieces, including the calculated space around them, each vignette functions as an extended sculpture.”

“There is a feeling of play in our combinations, challenging norms of how art is viewed or considered. Materials can include collected objects of inspiration, unformed or untouched raw materials – nothing is off limits and everything is equally important.”

“They met only last year and yet when you see their work together, their expressions are unbelievably in sync as though they have been working together for years. Side by side many of their pieces are created in almost identical color palates and line formations. It’s exhilarating to witness and experience their shared groove. Come see for yourself.”

We look forward to having you join us!

About Babette Herschberger

Babette Herschberger was born in Indiana and graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with honors. After many years as a successful working artist in Miami, she moved to St. Petersburg where she has created a live/work studio. Her work has been in exhibitions at Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell University, The Gulf Coast University Gallery, The Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and The Florida State Capitol Building. She has also been represented at “Art Basel Miami/Scope Art Fair”, “AAF Contemporary Art Fair”, New York, “ArtExpo Atlanta”, “Art Expo New York”, and is in the corporate collections of American Airlines, Bank of America, The Fontainebleau Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotels, Neiman Marcus, the University of North Carolina, Continental Real Estate Companies, Crescent Miami Centers, White + Case LLP and Quantum on the Bay Collection.

Her work is represented by Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York City and Mary Woerner Fine Arts, West Palm Beach.

About Ry McCullough

Ry McCullough is an artist and educator, working in Tampa. He earned is his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he concentrated in the areas of printmaking and sculpture. Upon completion of his undergraduate work he served as the Director of Sculptural Studies as well as teaching printmaking at Stivers School for the Arts. McCullough received his MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the Lamar Dodd School of the Art at the University of Georgia. He currently is serving the Department of Art + Design as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Tampa. McCullough has exhibited internationally and is the founder of the Standard Action Press Collaborative Zine Project.

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