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