TAG/The Artists Gallery’s Christine Stovall and Chris Eliff are TAG/The Artists Gallery’s featured artists for the month of May.
Stovall’s Second Nature explores humans’ uneasy coexistence with the natural world. Today, threats to wildlife and the natural environment have never been greater. Second Nature includes paintings, combined clay and driftwood sculpture, and clay sculptures influenced by our natural surroundings. “I love the natural world and want to protect it,” says Stovall. “Wildlife needs their habitat for basic survival, for food, water, shelter and space. Without this, wildlife cannot exist. My hope is this work will help viewers reflect on our place and responsibilities in a world where nature is considered second.
The photographs in Eliff’s exhibit, Art Is the Gap, are inspired by the way she looks at life. She sees her art as a way of communicating without words. The show’s title originated with a quote by Marcel Duchamp: “What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.” Eliff says, “I love exposing the hidden beauty in the world around me. We get one shot to live this life so don’t waste it! Find your passion and share it with others. That’s what I hope to do through my photography.”
You can meet these thought-provoking artists and enjoy jazz by Shawn Dennison and Peter Heiss from 5 to 8 at their May 6 opening. Stovall and Eliff will also be on hand for a TAG Talk at noon on Saturday, May 13.