FEATHERS AND FUR
May 16 - June 13, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, May 16, 5-8pm
Ms. Dunne's drawings are simple studies of animals and birds, which were originally inspired by the cave paintings of Lascaux and Chauvet, and are modern interpretations of an ancient and continuous human tradition of creating images of the creatures with which we share our world. The use of the oldest medium of pigmentation and picture-making, burnt wood, keeps the images close to the world they portray. They are less about ideas and more about the practice of seeing, drawing attention to the incredible complexity of nature - the intricacy of a vulture's outstretched wings, the dappled feathers of an ordinary goose or the ruffled fur of a stray dog.
Born and brought up in England, Clare Dunne graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland with an MA in History. Whilst living in New Mexico over the past fifteen years she has studied art in the NMSU Art Department and the Santa Fe Community College, developing her own unique style of charcoal drawing.