Exhibit Opening December 9th, 2017 6-9PM
Viewing appointments available Tuesday and Thursday, please call the
Gallery Director for an appointment – Christopher Broughton (805) 601-7530
An exhibition by seven women artists, each with a unique vision, connected as mentor, colleagues, and friends. The number 7 is the seeker, the thinker, the searcher of truth, but truth is often difficult to identify in the strange rhythms of life. The reality and truth we search for can often be hidden and obscured by indistinct and shadowy forms that assemble in the “camera obscura” of our mind.
Invasion – pigment print
Artist Statement: Photographer, artist, educator, mentor, and I’m forever curious and fascinated with the endless possibilities of living a creative life. A central theme in my work is a celebration of humanity and our relationship to nature. Whether photographing or painting, I work intuitively using the camera as a sketchbook to discover the mysteries in nature and the human experience. I draw inspiration from my dreams and life experiences to create tapestries rich with metaphors and symbolism, and use the magic of digital manipulation to add layers of mystery to the art that unfolds.
Fœtal – encaustic wax over pigment print
Artist Statement: Imagery can be used to achieve a greater understanding of the self. Photographic self-portraits can enable the artist to recognize underlying themes in their lives through color and composition, which symbolize the inner self and enhance personal development. Years ago I began to explore self -portraiture as a tool for personal exploration and understanding. This theme still continues to influence my photographic work today.
Apple – varnish over charcoal and pigment print
the Wanderer – gold acrylic over pigment print
Manu 02 – silver foil and resin over pigment print
Artist statement: As an artist, I draw inspiration from the emotional roots of my past. I am intrigued by the idea that our memories and life experiences help shape who we are and unfold the truth within our souls.
Artist statement: My photographic journey began as a young child, enduring portrait sessions that my mother would make me sit for what seemed like hours. I watched her evolve as a photographer through out my younger years. As most young folk, I was determined to not follow in my mother’s footsteps, but the lure of the darkroom and the idea of making art pulled me in. I took my first photographic class at 19 and have really not looked back. My work is a mix of nostalgia and color that feels missing today. And the work shall ever evolve until the end, with faith and love.
The gallery is available for scheduled viewing appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment please call the gallery director Christopher Broughton at (805) 601-7530
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