Getting out

Getting out to go to gallery receptions is something I am able to talk myself out of quite readily, not because I don’t want to see the art, but because I’m basically a hermit. BUT I am making an effort to get out more, and I am so glad I did. Friday night I saw such interesting art at the Community Arts Center. I’m only going to share a bit for now.

Donald Matheson has taken famous works and made them his own in abstraction. Each one of his painting was displayed with a small print of the original inspiration, such an interesting way to exhibit and to see how each was abstracted (is that a word?).

Inspiration: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

What I find fascinating is how Mr. Matheson took the basic lines of the original and used those lines and shapes to create a totally different painting. You can see more of his work (and better images) here. You won’t see the original inspiration there though.

Inspiration: Enclosed Field with Ploughman-Van Gogh

Enclosed Field with Ploughman-Van Gogh

Inspiration: Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Soon Y. Warren paints wonderful watercolors. Just look at the cut-glass bowl here.

Heart of Cherries by Soon Y. Warren

Heart of Cherries by Soon Y. Warren

At the Zoo by John Mattson

At the Zoo by John Mattson

Rebecca-Low

Trees with Feathers by Rebecca Low

 

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