Georgianna Krieger + Gala Radtke
January 13 - February 17, 2018
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, February 10, 5 to 7 pm
About Georgianna's work:
Some art is about beauty and hope and light and some art is about other things. Into the Fire is a brief glimpse of the complexity of the courage to do hard things. Drawing on a lifetime of studying the human form, it consists of three glass panels fused to copper and glass dust.
The Last Honeybee is a series of works in multiple media including fused and slumped glass, mixed media on mirrors, cast glass with copper wire and even a musical compositions (featured on the upcoming recording Inspirations by Resonance Jazz Ensemble) The series began one spring when the bees did not visit my garden. It is about the possibility that there may one day be only one honeybee, a creature that knows only community and togetherness, left in the world. It is both a meditation on profound loneliness and a warning.
On another level, it is also a feminist statement. All of the bees we ever see are female and their unostentatious work sustains our world.
-Georgianna Krieger is an artist, sculptor and musician in Oakland CA.
About Georgianna Krieger:
Krieger received her BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she studied with Harvey Citron and Walter Erlebacher and was the 1990 recipient of The Philadelphia Plastic Arts Society Award. Today, she strives to reveal the beauty of the interconnectedness of the arts in both her work as a visual artist and jazz musician.
If you asked her, Georgianna would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same.
Over the years Krieger has worn many creative hats including artist and designer, while continuing to work privately on her sculpture. Her creative work has included clay animation, murals, museum exhibit design, toy design as well as sculpture in bronze and cast glass. Her growing body of work includes a life size work in bronze.
Today, Georgianna Krieger lives in Oakland CA and shows her work at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley.
About Gala's Work
My work is a process of allowing the metal and the stone tell me how they need to amalgamate. I believe the material tells me what it wants it to be. Then I follow its lead. It sounds weird but it truly is an alchemical process.
About Gala Radtke:
Gala began her artistic “journey” learning how to sculpt and paint while in high school. She continued with these media as an artist in college. Was greatly influenced by her instructor Ann Turner. Later was a founding member of Sanchez Art center in Pacifica. Decided later in life to take jewelry making and was completely was inspired by her instructor Michael Chaille.
However, it was the alchemical nature of working with metal, which led to her making jewelry, that she really fell in love with. Gala Lives in Marin with her husband and daughter.