Exhibit Date :: August 4 – 26, 2017
August 4, 6-9pm – Opening Reception
Making Masks: a Collaboration Elizabeth Darrow & Dave Klinger

GALLERY 2:  Making Masks: a Collaboration
Elizabeth Darrow & Dave Klinger

“PotHead (Going Green)”
Plaster Bandages, Building Insulation, Flora, Oil and Acrylic Paint
12”H x 9.5w

Elizabeth Darrow and Dave Klinger have joined forces to create an unusual series of masks.  Dave builds the structure, then passes it on to Elizabeth, who creates the personality suggested by the shape.  David Klinger creates the basic mask form using layers of recycled paper and cloth, at times built around chicken wire, wire cloth, clay, aluminum, cardboard, and various face form armatures. For bonding the substrate, the artist uses non mold-supporting adhesives like PVA and adds plaster of paris for hardness and strength. The completed form is then air dried and sealed with acrylic modeling paste and gesso. Elizabeth Darrow uses oil and acrylic paint for color and various materials such as silk scarves, beads and stones, dryer lint, feathers, and branches, to bring each mask to life.