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Wildlife Fashion Art Safari - Artists' Opening Reception


Artists' Opening Reception: Friday, January 4. 5-8pm. 
Free and open to the public. 

Reception coincides with the Yoga Photogravures exhibit opening in the 3S Lobby Gallery as well as Art 'Round Town monthly art walk in Portsmouth.


Wildlife Fashion Art 
Safari began in the summer of 2005 as a collaboration between ceramicist Peter Morgan and new media artist Adam Hinterlang. The original principal was to take fashionable, trendy colors of the day and apply them to silhouetted images of animals in action poses. This project brought together both artists' interest in animals & color theory. Wildlife Fashion ArtSafari was our get rich quick scheme that involved creating designs for purses, and T-shirts that we are still waiting to capitalize on.

The project has expanded from the early days of digital prints and theoretical handbags into large tile panels. This foray into ceramic tile focuses on the unique color, depth, and material phenomenology of the ceramic process exploring the optical and perceptive properties of different glaze combinations.  The tile format gives us the opportunity to expand the scale of the work exponentially while creating unique compositions within the larger whole.

Though representational in nature, we think of Wildlife Fashion Art Safari as analogous to hard edge, color field painting, with a focus on the phenomenon of color perception. We are interested in the optical effects and illusions such as “after image” created from viewing these works.  Of recent interest is the experience of viewing the works through 3D or Anaglyphic glasses. We stumbled upon these unique optical effects by accident, and it has become a design principle in many of our new tile works, prints, and videos.


For artist bios, visit the Gallery exhibit page for Wildlife Fashion Art Safari.