Page Bond Gallery is pleased to announce GLEAN, an annual year end group exhibition. GLEAN features eighteen artists, both from the gallery’s roster of artists as well as new talent. Included in the exhibition are artists, Will Berry, Steve Bickley, Karen Blair, Robin Braun, Amy Chan, Charlotte Culot, Sean Donlon, Tim Eads, V Madison Fisk, Isa Gagarin, Matt Gasparek, Kylie Manning, B. Millner, Jaydan Moore, Tim O’Kane, Fiona Ross, Sayaka Suzuki, and Julie Wolfe. Artists highlighted this month are Sayaka Suzuki and Tim Eads.

Japanese-born Sayaka Suzuki transforms materials that connote tactile sensibilities–such as hand-worked glass, fabric and recycled items–into lively compositions. These are interesting and creative examples of decomposition amidst lively, geometric and patterned backgrounds. Suzuki notices elements of decomposition in instances such as abandoned lots, flightless birds, rusted train tracks and tarnished walls, and works to glorify the curious nature of their often unnoticed existence. Her images reflect feelings of commemoration and urgency as she purposely incites reflective moments on the every-day, and instills a hopefulness in these notions of decay.

Suzuki earned a BFA in Glass Sculpture and BA in Political Science from Tulane University in 2000, and went on to complete her MFA in Crafts and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada since 2000. In 2004 she earned full scholarships to both the Pilchuck School of Glass (WA), and to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (NY). Suzuki was a former board member at 1708 Gallery (07’-08’), and has been an adjunct faculty at VCU since 2005.

Tim Eads is an artist, designer and master printer from Philadelphia, PA. His evocative 2019 body of work features shapely, two-dimensional geometric layouts, or as he dubs them, “paintings reimagined as tufted textiles.” Combining his previous textile work with the rigid designs of his oeuvre, Eads’ wall hanging constructions in his Soft Focus series imbue op-influenced geometries with a temptingly palpable edge. Eads pulls upon shared memories of play, inviting viewers to enter the work; his fun-house of alternate geometries surprises viewers into “questioning physical space and their place in it.” In effect, these works challenge the control of conventional architectures by offering unexpected portals to interact with our surrounding environment.

Tim Eads received his BFA from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI. His recent exhibitions include the Delaware Art Museum, and The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE). Eads is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including: Tech Solutions Grant, Entrepreneur Works (2016); Small But Mighty Arts Grant (2016); Please Touch Museum Residency (2013); Recycled Artist-in-Residency (RAIR) (2011); Weston A. Price Foundation Grant (2010). Eads teaches regularly at Penland School of Craft (NC) and the Tyler School of Art (PA).