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Unique works uncovered in Sutter Creek

Unique works uncovered in Sutter CreekCourtesy photo

Unique works uncovered in Sutter CreekCourtesy photo

“A Tangent of Play,” an exhibition of Katherine Venturelli’s unique creations, is featured at Sutter Creek’s Gallery 10 throughout June.

Venturelli is nationally and internationally recognized for the unique artist books and fine prints she produces in her printmaking studio in Sutter Creek. Her work is represented in many prestigious collections, including the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.

Originally trained as a sculptor, Venturelli says she has found artist books to be a satisfying medium for expressing her ideas.

“I am attracted to artist books both as physical objects and as containers of meaning,” she said.

She finds her inspiration in the power of symbols, universal order and chaos, and archetypes that, when combined, create a meditative intimacy.

Along with the display of her artist books and prints at the show is a collection of mixed media works. Venturelli collages her printed images to craft dynamic spatial illusions and layers of complex patterns. The June exhibition is a symphony of color at play and works in contemporary form.



Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Call 267-0203 for more.

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