Date(s) - 10/06/2018 - 10/26/2018
The Art Studio, Inc
Anna Myers and Scarlett Blanchard have been friends since they met in printmaking class at Lamar University almost a decade ago. The pair will present “Morphogenesis,” an exhibition of their work, at The Art Studio, Inc. in October. The show opens with a free reception Oct. 6, 7-10 p.m., and will be on display through Oct. 26 at TASI’s gallery, 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont.
The friends’ works share an obsessive, detail-oriented quality, developed from organic shapes.
“Morphogenesis literally means ‘the beginning of the shape,’” they said. “It is a term used to describe the progression of an organism from a single cell to a complete, complex organism. By using a process comparable to this, (we) are able to find common ground.”
Myers, who lives in Bridge City, and Blanchard, who lives in Nome, work separately but communicate with each other often.
“We’ve always communicated about (art),” Myers said. “She’s the only one I’ll send pictures of my art to and she will show me what she’s working on.”
Blanchard said the two women inspire each other.
“We’ve fed off each other, especially with the show,” she said. “Like, nothing will want to come out and she’s pushing me.”
Myers is heavily inspired by the strange creatures in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, while Blanchard’s creatures are drawn from the natural world.
“This exhibition reveals how two artists, using one very similar technique, yield two totally different results,” they say in their artists’ statement. “The diverse imagery created by these artists depict a full spectrum of nature forms from elegant realism to otherworldly abstraction.”
For more information, call 409-838-5393 or visit www.artstudio.org.