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Lung-moon_Megan EditsJoin NAC on Tuesday, May 23 for a reception & artist talk with Gail Rappa. High Desert Alchemy is curated by Megan Kay and  features the work Gail Rappa and Elaine Parks, two Nevada artists who transform raw and found materials in mysterious and impressive ways. In their current and on-going bodies of work featured here, Rappa and Parks explore time, transformation, and death.

Gail Rappa’s work is part of the series Lung, which she began after her mother passed away from lung disease.

“The image of the lung has become an important touchstone for me as a reminder of the precious and precarious gift of breath. I continue to explore and experiment with variations on the lung silhouette, along with the bird and thorny vine image which morphed from one of my lung drawings. I started with metal, but continue to find myself drawn to softer materials as well as poetry. Like my grieving process, this series continues to unfold in unforeseen ways.”        —Gail Rappa

The OXS Gallery is located at 716 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV.  The Reception & Artist Talk:  Tuesday, May 23, from  5-7:30 pm. The Artist talk will begin at 6:15pm. Read more.