“From the Ground Up”

Clay & Photography from Nature by Dennis White and Martha Wallace

Friday, June 11 2021 @ 10AM

Join us to meet the artists at an in-person reception set for 5-7 pm on Friday, June 11. A Virtual Gallery Opening Tour will be posted on FB @lincolncityculture on Saturday, June 12.


From the Ground Up is a collection of nature inspired, abstracted, color photographs by Dennis White, as well as raku and traditionally fired works in clay by Martha Wallace. Together this work resonates with surface textures, colors and shapes arranged to elicit a sense of surprise and pleasure. It will be open for viewing in the Chessman Gallery, inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday-Sunday, and by appointment, June 11 through July 4.

The public is welcome to meet the artists at an in-person reception set for 5-7 pm on Friday, June 11. A Virtual Gallery Opening Tour will be posted on FB @lincolncityculture on Saturday, June 12.

Clay comes from the ground, so just about anything made of clay fits the show’s theme. But for many of the pieces, the artist has used glazes and surface textures that resonate with the colors and textures of the photographs. Many of the objects have unusual or playful shapes, some reminiscent of nature, and some rather architectural.  The clay objects combine both raku and conventional glaze and firing techniques.