Now entering . . . Wrap-ahannock

The Beekeeper by Darien Reece.

From contributed reports
In 2008, Jeanne Drevas and Darien Reece sat side by side at a Halloween show at Washington’s Six Pack Gallery, creating wrapped figures in the spirit of the season.

Differences in their work were minimal then, but now — you must see how their work has grown!
Reece, an artist working nowadays in Washington D.C., finds inspiration in dreams, archetypes and myths — among them those of Icarus, Hera, Orlando and Sedna. Her individual sculpture and niches are imbued with mystery and meaning — each contains a story.

Longtime Rappahannock artist Drevas started making wrapped figures years ago. Drawn to the late period Egyptian mummies, her first efforts copied the ornate and complicated wrapping. Now, she says, she loves “entering into the play and subconscious drive” that impels her to create these small entities. Included in this show are birds and small tribes of “morphos,” as she calls them — and even Julia Child makes an appearance.

While the Egyptians created mummies for the afterlife, Reece and Drevas are spawning new life with their handiwork.

Come by for hors d’oeuvres (wrapped, of course) at an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the gallery. Six Pack will also have new work in all four rooms.

Gallery hours are 11 to 5 Fridays and 11 to 6 weekends. For more information, call Jeanne Drevas at 540-987-3113.

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