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Friesen and Lantz to Host Thanksgiving Eve Tour
Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Patrick Hall started working in clay at age 14 and quickly fell in love with the medium. He honed his technical skills as a production potter before earning a B.A. in Studio Art/Ceramics at the University of California—Santa Barbara.

Now, he works with stoneware, terra cotta, porcelain and black bamboo to create mega vases, a few of which are currently on display at Friesen+Lantz Fine Arts Gallery in Ketchum.

Friesen+Lantz Fine Art will hold a Thanksgiving Eve tour of its newest installations, including Hall’s, from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight—Wednesday, Nov. 23. The tour will be held at the gallery at 320 1st Ave. N. in Ketchum.

Complimentary wine and hot apple cider will be served and the gallery team will share in-depth insights into the artists and their work.

One of the artists is Fei Disbrow, a multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, B.C. She has worked in both he United States and Canada, earning her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

She slices fabric and paper to form collages, stiches and glues together textiles and industrial materials  and forms arterial connections with yarn, felt and ropes. Then she manipulates the images to edge them towards the uncanny. Among her works currently in the gallery is “Sundry,” featuring a mix of yarn, bamboo and felt.

“Addition and subtraction are a constant in my practice; nothing is made without the removal of something else,” she said. “I am interested in the exploration of the in-between: the interspace.”

Other artists include Mark Rediske, whose “First Light” is an emotive landscape highlighted by a powerful resonance of color mixed media on panel, and painters David Hytone and Barbara Vaughn.

Ketchum galleries no longer have a Thanksgiving Gallery Walk as they used to. But galleries are showcasing new works nevertheless.

Gilman Contemporary, for instance, is giving viewers a sneak peek at upcoming summer exhibitions from Dec. 13-17 with works by Carmen McNall and Mayme Kratz.

Also featured in its December group exhibit are works by gallery newcomers Matt Duffin, who ponders solitude with moody encaustic wax paintings and Ghislain Brown-Kossi, whose childhood in France and the Ivory Coast has inspired his work as an archeological pop artist creating colorful bold geometric work with hieroglyphic symbols emerging through sand.

Gilman will also present works by local artist Jill Lear, Brazilian artist Thai Mainhard and Hunt Slonem, whose art can be found in the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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