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Published:May 1st, 2007 07:07 EST
Please join us at the Free Range Studio for our First Friday Reception

Please join us at the Free Range Studio for our First Friday Reception

By SOP newswire

Please join us at the Free Range Studio for our First Friday reception on  May 4 from 6-10pm.  "A Measure of Security," an exhibition of mixed-media diptychs by the award winning Australian artist will be available for viewing and sale through May 26, 2007.  .

In A Measure of Security, Buret explores the "parameters of identity" one's government uses as part of "rigorous system to guarantee security at home" and in travel.  Her mixed-media diptychs contrast ideas of personal identity and governmental identification by juxtaposing rich patterns created by shredded passports with painted patterns often seen at home.   The overlaying human-scale patterns Buret uses in her work are found in hand-made quilts, upholstery, wallpaper, and rugs.  Buret explains their uses as "maps and measures of our own world," and explores their role in giving a sense of place and identity to our homes.  The results, in A Measure of Security, are compositions that quietly and powerfully question the role of passports and visas being used to either block or permit entry into a country or a society.

Susan Buret is the 2006 winner of the Conrad Jupiters Gold Coast City Art Prize.  A resident of Brisbane, Australia, Buret has attended the Brisbane Institute of Art and the University of Queensland.  Her work has been shown extensively throughout the country, including the Esa Jaske Gallery Project Space, the Doggett Street Studios,  the Noosa Regional Gallery and the Linden Contemporary Art Space.  Buret's work is part of  numerous private collections, and the permanent collection of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

Also at the Free Range Studio through May 26 are new works by Raleigh printmaker Carrie Knowles.

The Free Range Studio, which is also a working print studio, is located at 410 Morson Street in Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood.  Morson is a one-block street between Bloodworth and East streets, parallel to New Bern and Hargett streets.   Regular gallery hours are 9-3pm M-F, First Friday every month 6-9pm, and by appointment.

The Free Range Studio can be reached by calling (919) 821-3478, emailing, or by visiting

Carrie Knowles Free Range Studio 410 Morson Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

(919) 821-3478