The Butte College Art Gallery is featuring Mud, Metal, and Light, an exhibition of artwork by Scott Bryson, Marc Cardinet, and Davin Schreindl. The exhibit will be on display through December 16. A reception for the artists will take place Wednesday, December 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.
The artists featured in this exhibition share not only an interest in expressing the improbable and the fantastic, but they also work together as technicians in the Butte College Art and Digital Art & Design Department. Their combined display offers an interesting mix of media and concepts.
Bryson is a ceramic artist whose extensive background working with a variety of glaze and firing techniques are reflected in his art. Bryson's irregular vessels play with ideas about tradition and fantasy. He has experimented with both hand-building and wheel-thrown techniques in his development of forms and has been working with clay since 1994.
Cardinet is passionate about metal and glass fabrication. He creates artworks in steel, bronze and glass using casting and welding methods. Cardinet juxtaposes organic and geometric forms and manufactured components in order to call attention to the inherent beauty of each element. Cardinet received his master's degree in fine arts from CSU, Fullerton in 2001.
Schreindl works in black and white and color photography. His work combines photography with the surreal to create unexpected and visually stimulating images. Schreindl uses a wide range of techniques, from the classic large format silver gelatin process to contemporary photographic capture methods, including flatbed scanning. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication Design from CSU, Chico in 2005.
The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the main Butte College campus, 3536 Campus Drive, in the ARTS Building (ARTS 106) closest to parking lot 3. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. For further information, call 895-2877 or 895-2404.