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Peter Sowiski's artwork at Indigo Art Gallery

The title of printmaker/papermaker artist Peter Sowiski’s exhibit at the Indigo Art Gallery is Reaper, Raptor, Soldier, Sky, the subtitle, Observations in Paper. The odd-sounding preposition is precise. The images—of drone and other military aircraft and their human attendants and some avian analogues—are not on paper, but in the paper, created as part of the papermaking process, by the application of different-hued pulp slurries—the raw material of the ultimate paper—onto the draining and initial drying step screen.

Thomas Webb, Chuck Tingley, Max Collins, and OGRE at Hi-Temp Fabrication

Having just returned from New York City, I was already familiar with chilly freight elevators and factory loft spaces where art was concerned, but when I got off the lift, stepping into the freshly painted white brick Hi-Temp gallery space, I wasn’t equally familiar with the artwork there. Members of a stable of artists out of Gallery 464, the artists exhibiting are the most recently visible in a creative cooperative responsible for some of the most inventive public mural work seen around the city. Here they rein in their more effusive, not to say feverish, compositions for more direct and personal expression.

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