Past Exhibitions

Currents: Robin Winfield and FLUX: Bonnie Eve Hotz

Alfredos (003)

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, May 12

Robin Winfield

Born 1956

When describing my work and the process I use, two words come to mind: structure and balance.  In structuring a piece, I begin with a realistic focus–the photograph– and use this as a vehicle to express a mood or an aspect of the human condition.  Then, by extending the colors and the textures found in the photograph, I can create a world from my own imagination, the results bordering on the surreal.

As a photographer, I am drawn to the beauty of the symmetry in architecture, the perfection of the man-made and its dichotomy—the abstract effects of natural weathering and the beauty of random abuse. Often my central focus is on “the doorway”; though universally similar in function, it can be incredibly diverse in form. Most of the doorways I choose to photograph are closed or blocked, leaving the viewer to create the world beyond.

I challenge myself on each new piece as I continue to work at a discipline I find both stimulating and fulfilling.

AlfredosMonterey, CA , 2019 , 16″ x 20″. Image Courtesy of the Artist

California_dreaminBonnie Eve Hotz

Born 1959

When working with clay, I pay equal attention to structure, form, surface and color. By blending different techniques, wheel thrown, hand built, slab and coil, I strive to create pottery that evokes the familiar. I replicate organic patterns from nature by etching, carving, piercing or painting. The designs, which are a fusion of clay, glaze and shape, all interact upon the vessels, inviting the viewer’s own connection to the forms.

Bonnie Eve Hotz (born 1959) California Dreamin’, 2019, hand built stoneware, 5 x 14 x 17 inches. Image Courtesy of the Artist.