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Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery 109 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

December 6 - February 4, 2016

Natural Forces

Julie Brooks
Nerys Levy
Carolyn Rugen

FRANK’s current featured exhibition looks at the grandness of nature, both in the immense landscapes that surround us, and the microscopic elements that are the building blocks of all things living. Painters Nerys Levy and Carolyn Rugen look to the beauty in their surroundings for inspiration. Levy working on site during her travels, capturing the greenery and enormity of the British countryside. Rugen working locally, painting the serene views from the windows of her home in the heart of Chapel Hill. In addition, jeweler Julie Brooks creates simple graphite drawings on her “sugar coated” enamel surfaces. These drawings highlight DNA structures, viruses, and cells, and the addition of hints of gold and stones highlights these components as precious jewels.