Synergy: Jarred Pfeiffer and Menthe Wells

Exhibits // Synergy: Jarred Pfeiffer and Menthe Wells

May 16 - Jun 29

Overview // What happens when you combine a ceramic artist who incorporates mathematicalprinciples into his sculpture with a painter whose work is rooted in synesthesia? SLOMA Curator Ruta Saliklis calls it “Synergy!” About two years ago Ruta brought together San Luis Obispo artist Jarred Pfeiffer and Yorba Linda artist Menthe Wells, and began the process of building this exhibition on view in SLOMA’s Gray Wing from May 16 through June 29, 2014. Jarred Pfeiffer is a tenure track Ceramics Instructor at Cuesta College. His work has been shown at museums and galleries nationally. Most recently, he was included in Flow at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and won Second Place in the Made in California 29th annual juried exhibition at the City of Brea Art Gallery. Menthe Wells is a painter, sculptor, and enamel artist who works in an abstract expressionistic style. She is also a synesthetic artist. (Synesthesia is a phenomenon that causes a person to see colors when they hear sounds, music or voices.) She received her Ph.D. in Synesthetics/Art at the University of Connecticut, and she has shown her synesthetic paintings internationally

Details // ARTalk: May 16, 2 pm Artists Menthe Wells and Jarred Pfeiffer will discuss Synergy, their own artistic journeys, plus the relationships of art, geometry, and synesthesia. Free and open to the public.