Metalsmithing by Kristina Mueller on tap for June at NorthWind Gallery
SARANAC LAKE – NorthWind Fine Arts will host member Kristina Mueller’s debut solo metalsmithing show, “Find Your Direction” with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7.
Light refreshments will be served; the exhibit will be featured at the gallery through the end of June.
“Like many artists, I embark on creative journeys with what I think is a clearly defined focus, only to have it stubbornly morph into a sort of tunnel vision,” Mueller said. “While working on this collection it wasn’t until I released my early expectations and embraced the paths that were asking to be pursued that things really started to flow. I was reminded that the pursuit of finding a direction is not one clear path. It’s full of detours down dirt roads, pit stops at waterfalls, rocks you have to climb over, and rocks you want to climb over. It’s about the journey. It’s about the process.
“What does this mean in metal? It means that I allowed myself to explore multiple design elements without forcing everything to feel perfectly cohesive.
My collection features different compass symbols, textural and shape elements, black onyx, some juicy tourmaline, and a variety of other stones to translate the conceptual drive of “Find Your Direction” into wearable pieces of art.”
The gallery is located at 11 Woodruff St.
Gallery hours are daily, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Tuesdays.
For more information, call 518-354-1875.