Stanford Art Spaces
March 14, 2003 to May 8, 2003, Stanford Art Spaces features an exhibit by three artists:

Ralph S. Greco
Carla Golder
Drawings and Prints
Brenda Jamrus
Drawings, Mixed Media & Photography

Eric © 2003

Bromeliads © 2003

Navigational Chart © 2003

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus in two buildings: the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) and Terman Engineering Center. It is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
Carla Golder

Palm © 2003

My work is concerned with nature. In an ongoing series, I investigate particular subjects like magnolias and succulents. I am not sure what I am searching for as I become involved in the process of creating each image. Nevertheless, each drawing or print answers a question, provides a glimpse of truth, and takes a step on the spiritual path inside of a living thing. I dedicate myself to using all my ways of seeing to convey my understanding of the abundance, subtleties, complexities, and sensuousness of nature.

Although my work is representational, emphasizing the abstract qualities in each image is a source of passionate personal exploration for me. Woodcut is a medium that combines the perfect balance of simplicity and immediacy of expression with patient, contemplative, and intense involvement.

Ralph S. Greco

Expectancy © 2003

I used to think my sculptures had a theme, but when I look back on my work, I realize that most are spontaneous, so much so that I sometimes find it hard to believe that I did them all. To me sculpture is the ultimate form of self-expression, a quest to create something beautiful and meaningful, which touches others in unpredictable ways. Each sculpture seems to develop in a very similar manner from an original idea and the excitement of anticipation, to an overwhelming sense of incipient failure, to the exhilaration of anticipated success far beyond that which can be attained, and finally a calm resignation that the work, while not complete, is satisfying.

Ralph Greco is a Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery, as well as the Program Director of the General Surgery Training Program at Stanford. He has exhibited in many galleries, and has his sculpture in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

Brenda Jamrus

© 2003

My interests and ideas are broad, and as such I find that they require exploration and expression in a variety of forms and materials. In Topography of Time: Drawings from the Navigational Archives, I explore time/space relationships, acceleration and stillness, gravity and orbit, metaphor and symbol, observation and documentation. In addition to drawing, my mixed media is ongoing, utilizing a variety of materials including found objects, metal, wood, and photographic elements. These works are metaphor, suggesting stories that are told beneath or beyond the surface of the work.

My energy is currently focused on two photographic projects. The first is a body of work that documents the gardens of Paris and surrounding areas in winter, capturing the complexity of the underlying structure of these settings. The second is a series of images that explore science and darkroom image manipulation.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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