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Rogue Gallery & Art Center exhibit: Tao Duo: Tamae Frame & Annette Gurdjian

The Tao Duo: Tamae Frame and Annette Gurdjian exhibit contrasts two artists who explore deeply personal and spiritual experiences. Working from the base upward, Tamae uses slab-built techniques in constructing her 17 ceramic figurative sculptures. Drawing inspiration from ancient Indian Hindu sculptures, Mesoamerican clay figures, and Japanese Buddhist statues, she seeks to create the subtle impressions of inner life. Annette combines photography with oil painting in the 22 paintings on display. Glimpses of photographic images among the texture of paint create haunting dreamlike images. She works intuitively reflecting on strong influences in her life including her Armenian heritage. Frequently she depicts human conflict and struggles, the beauty and pain of existence.

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