Four seasoned artists present their work at Glendale’s Brand Library Art Gallery, coalescing into their theme the notion of Inside/Out. That concept examines the duality between organic and manufactured, nature and technology, flora and fauna, the results of which turn into interesting comparisons, both literal and figurative, in their pieces.
Diane McLeod’s intaglio prints with applied color depict interaction between man and animal, both real and conceived. Laura Larson’s sculptures and sculptural installations marry the organic with the manufactured — pine needles arranged vertically on a plywood base look a little like a reduced-scale model of a ripened crop circle.
Alison Petty Ragguette’s background in medical art is apparent in her porcelain, rubber and silk-thread sculptures. Finally, Jamie Sweetman shows off her life-drawing skills and anatomical knowledge in layered comparisons of the human body and other natural forms.