Three artists living and working in the high desert will exhibit their work at Joshua
Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) from November 11 to December 3, 2016. The show titled,
Retrospect: Working Forward / Looking Back, features works by nationally and
internationally recognized artists Larry White, & Dee Small
Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Dee Small’s current studio practice includes painting, drawing, mixed media and
sculpture. She has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions and her work is
represented in private collections throughout the country.
Her work Small says, “ . . . is shaped through a combination of very physical acts
followed by gentle, delicate ones. It's a give-and-take process. I work with a mixed
bag of materials. This allows me to build multi-layered paintings that I sometimes
think of as several paintings laid atop one another - as if they had shattered and
then been pieced together again.”
Larry White’s art career has spanned nearly 45 years. Although mainly known as a
master craftsman working with woodworker Sam Maloof for 29 years, he’s also
known as a versatile artist exhibiting work in other disciplines, including ceramic
sculpture, drawing, painting and mixed media.
White says, “I’m primarily an intuitive artist. I like the unpredictability – ripe with
nuance and mystery.” One of his favorite quotes is “art is a process, not a thing.”
He says, “I trust that the updraft from the intuitive act of making art is what sustains
my creative explorations.”
Joshua Tree Art Gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA
- Gallery hours for this exhibit are Fridays and Saturdays 10-3 and Sundays
11-3 or by appointment: 760/365-8309.