4th Friday Prescott Art Walk
Denise Incao – “Impressions: Surface Marks and Soul Marks“
Friday, September 23 through October 26
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to host our next featured guest artist Denise Incao! Her beautiful ceramic art incorporates found natural and human made objects!
“Using layers of texture, impressions, and color on clay, then incorporating found natural and human made objects, I explore the ideas of the cycles of nature and life, and the relationship that human beings have with the natural world.“
Impressions: Surface Marks and Soul Marks
I have an intimate relationship with the word “impression” in my work. One that comes into play on many levels.
On the very basic level, I use the “press in” technique to create a wide variety of textures and designs on most of what I create, utilizing natural materials, found things, doilies, and block prints to decorate surfaces. I love to cover surfaces with impressions!
On a deeper, more personal level, I find that life’s impressions, marks made on my soul through time, inform the mood and nature of much of my work. I work without drawings or plans, allowing a natural expressionistic process to unfold. Much of what comes through is influenced by years of adventures in nature, travel, my education in anthropology, and love of all that is close to the earth and that which reflects her mystery and bounty.
On the level that involves the viewer, my hope is that my work has an affect that invokes a personal feeling of wonder, reflection, or exploration of the initial impression felt while being with a piece. Different people will have different experiences and feelings inspired by the same piece, based on life experience and accumulated impressions. That is a fascinating and very personal thing! I invite you to not let the title of a piece direct you so much. The key word is feeling…go with your first impression!
Meet the artist on Friday, September 23 with an Art Walk reception for Denise on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.
With live music by Alejandro on guitar and vocals! Snacks & beverages will be served!
The show runs from September 23 through October 26.
The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery 134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”