I don't know a single artist who doesn't, at some point (and possibly at many points), think, "Does anyone really connect with my work or does it just resonate with me?" And when moments like that hit me, my initial reaction isn't to dismiss the thought. My initial reaction is, "And who better to resonate with your artwork than you, Barb?" I create because I need to. Because every bone and cell in my body is anxious and agitated and spinning madly unless I do.
But it's also incredibly satisfying to see one of your pieces in someone's home or to have a gallery invite you onto their walls.
I am so excited to have one of my CELLULAR STORIES pieces accepted into Las Laguna Art Gallery's group show, UNIQUE ABSTRACTIONS. Featuring local, national, and international artists, the show runs from May 4 to May 27, 2017 with the artist reception Thursday, May 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This particular piece is one of my favorites and was the first where I incorporated my "paint slide" into my spray paint, hash mark, and marbling layers. It's a complex piece that offers up so much texture and depth. The piece is untitled because I want viewers to experience it uninfluenced. However, I will share with you that when I was working on it (and as I step back and take it in now as a finished piece) it became a representation of the emotional work surrounding my relationship with my parents and their relationship to one another.
"Complex," "textured," and "depth" are appropriate words for nearly everyone's relationship with their parents, right?
I'll be at the artist reception on May 4 and am so looking forward to seeing the collective group work hung in the gallery. I would love to see you there and experience the show together.
Las Laguna Art Gallery
Unique Abstractions Group Show
Artist Reception: May 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
577 S Coast Hwy - Laguna Beach, CA 92651