When focusing on a body of work, I often try to make smaller “versions” or portions of larger sculptures on a smaller scale. I do this in order to make my work accessible to more people. This usually is done by creating an environment composed of smaller pieces that together, are part of a larger whole.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gayla Lemke has been an active studio artist in the Denver area for many years. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. from the University of South Florida, majoring in printmaking. Since moving to Colorado, her focus has changed to ceramic sculpture. Working with clay, she has explored figurative, abstract and installation work. In each of these areas, Gayla incorporates a skill at draftsmanship into her work with carving and attention to surface treatment. She often uses other materials, objects and text to tell a story, be it literal or symbolic. Gayla’s work has evolved over the years from personal narrative to include more universal, social and political themes. She is a long time member of Edge Gallery, located in the 40West Art District.
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