Art Opening & First Friday Wine and Cheese Tasting | Friday, September 7, 5-7pm
Wouldn’t it be nice if life came at us in some kind of order? By subject, maybe, like in school. We could focus on one subject and one lesson at time: Hear a lecture, read a chapter, take a quiz. But it doesn’t happen that way.
Life is ‘coming at us’ fast. Like bugs splattering against a windshield on a hot night drive through the summer countryside, each moment of our life hits us with a random spray of the ‘stuff’ of life, often with no apparent meaning or connection.
I create from raw materials I find everywhere – photos, advertising, movies, books, magazines, paintings, manuscripts, newspapers, Library of Congress – raw materials are any electronic images I can combine and rearrange and transform.
Many of my prints refer to one story or more. Some refer to a theme only suggested by the images. Most include both abstract and representational elements. All include representational elements abstracted from their original context. I intend that my prints provide viewers a few moments of visual delight simply in the design and color of the work. I intend that some viewers will be moved by curiosity to learn if there’s anything more to the picture than the shapes and lines and colors. Because there’s always a story. Even if I say there’s no story, or I don’t know the story, there’s a story. And a story can breathe life into a picture. I provide notes with my exhibited works, or in my website gallery, or in person. My notes are only bread crumbs.
I often experience the joy of discovery when I work on these pieces because I generally have no preconceived image in mind. I’m attracted by this or that old poster, photograph, painting, the lettering on an old sign. And there I start. Later, I discover the connections between the image and the stories. Sometimes much later. You know, kind of like bugs splattering against a windshield on a hot summer night drive through the countryside.
Co-op Staff are banding together for a joint art show! Some of the artists you may have seen in our space before, some you have not! A variety of mediums and artistic styles will be on display.
Wine and Cheese Tasting with Art Opening: Friday, July 6, 5-7pm.
Display Your Artwork at the Co-op
If you are interested in displaying your artwork please contact Kim Corbin, Marketing Manager, by e-mail, phone or stopping into the Co-op. Please fill out the form linked below to have your artwork considered for display.