I’m “Closer to Home” … on July 31st, with an opening reception on August’s First Friday, I will have all new mixed media and acrylic paintings in the main featured gallery. There are twenty brand new pieces along with some fantastic new work by Portland ceramicist, Nicole M. Curcio.
This show deals with my changing relationship to Portland; from a tourist destination, to home, to muse, I examine the things that make Portland Portland, and also … my new home.
Opening Reception: Friday Aug 2, 2019 from 6-9 pm.
Sidestreet Arts changes it’s Featured Gallery every month. For the month of November, I’ll have a third of the FG for to spotlight some new work. I have been working steadily on some new artwork to show in the New Member Spotlight Show. I have a total of nine collages, six of which are brand new. The larger works I’ve only shown once, and so they are mostly “slightly new”.
My fellow new-members and I are a very diverse bunch. Gail is a printmaker whose muses include Victorian wallpapers and Portland flora and fauna. Kathleen is a very “earthy” jewelry artist whose work is rooted in nature (wink) and I’m… well, a tooner/abstract/mixed media/collage person. Whew. I think that perhaps my abstract mixed media works might have blended better for this show…they are more colorful, like Gail’s work… but that’s okay. Perhaps the complete “otherness” of our art is the show’s strength.
Show opens on October 31st and runs the entire month of November. Opening reception: December 2nd, 6-9pm.
… expression is the conveyor belt of art… or is it the other way around?