The Artist in Residence Exhibit at The Mendocino Art Center…is up. I’m hoping you will have an opportunity to stop in during the month of April to see what all the artists in-residence have created this past term. It’s an exciting mix of work ranging from sculptures to silk painting, ceramics to color pours, and for me, a wall of watercolor paintings.
2017 /2018 Artist in-residency term -My body of work this term continues in the conversation I am currently having with light. The actual visual depiction of light and shadow; as well the metaphor it implies. What is seen and what is hidden; being drawn to, and stepping into the light; Illumination and the lack thereof. The subject matter seeks to create a sense of place with the hopes that the viewer might step inside and linger awhile. This term it was interesting to observe my work expand into a space that allowed the depiction of companionship, with figures appearing in some paintings. Having had the extraordinary healing experience of sustained sacred solitude last term, which my work deeply reflected, this year it seems there was room for company. Interesting for me to observe that even when standing with another, the images reflect a sense of expanse and breathing room between and around the figures and their environment. It is always my hope to portray the essence of sanctuary whether the space is occupied or not. As I reflect on all of this, I imagine this is a portrayal of my own temperament as a creative spirit with an indisputable need to experience freedom and expanse on so many levels, while engaging in deeply authentic relationships with those around me. It is both a delicate and empowering balance.
*(Our Town, Our Table, Lunch at the Legion, Dreamscape, After The Storm, & Come With Me can be seen on my website)
Details and Dates: Artist In Residence Exhibit: April 4, 2018 – April 29, 2018 Artists Reception: Saturday April 14th, 2018 5-8pm Mendocino Art Center 45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino CA 95460
Mendocino Gallery & Gift shop: Open 7 days a week from 11am-4pm Gallery phone number: (707) 937-5818 ext. 14