Friday, May 03, 2013

New art by Margo McCafferty and Tom Rudd on exhibit at Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery

MICHIGAMME, MICH. -- New Art by Margo McCafferty and Tom Rudd --Woodcuts, Linocuts, Paintings and Sculptures -- is on exhibit through June 1, 2013, at the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, 136 E. Main, Michigamme.

Color reduction woodblock print by Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty. (Photo courtesy Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery)

A Sunday Afternoon Reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5. Refreshments will be served.

Margo McCafferty and Tom Rudd, now residents of Calumet, have been producing art together for the last 22 years. Both are influenced by, among other things, Japanese aesthetics, the natural surroundings, and each other’s work. Rudd is for the most part a sculptor, while McCafferty is primarily a painter. Together, the couple collaborate on color reduction woodblock prints.

McCafferty’s still life drawings and trompe l’oeil paintings stem from her fascination with the idea that complex feelings can be represented by arrangements of simple objects.

Presented in heroic proportions, Rudd’s stone and wood fish reflect his interest in the unheralded so-called forage fish. The wing series consists of carved stone works which are larger-than-life depictions that call attention to the beauty and splendor of single bird wings: the albatross, the hummingbird, and the merlin.

The collaborative wood- and linocuts are influenced by the couple's close proximity to Lake Superior. Their work epitomizes the highest caliber of fine art.

Gallery Hours are Sunday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday by chance. For more information call 906-323-6546.

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