Vol 26 No 2 Winter 2002
Currently at Affinity Gallery is Two Perspectives, an exhibition of work by ceramic artist Mel Bolen and painter Karen Holden. The exhibition is unique juxtaposition of sculpture and painting and an exploration of surface and texture in nature.
These are concepts Mel Bolen has been exploring for most of his craft career, which spans over 40 years. In 2002, artist Grant McConnell reviewed an exhibition by Bolen, “Salt of the Earth” at Darrell Bell Gallery. The review was accompanied by a first hand account of Bolen’s process in creating his sculptural masterpieces.