When it Rains & Rains: Album, Effigies, or Instructions
The main focus of my exhibit is an installation of forty-two 18x24 mixed media paintings entitled Picture Album: A Coping Mechanism, situated in a grid format. The pieces are layered, textured, and meticulously painted. They are dedicated to two people very close to me, who are both dealing with serious illnesses. A portion of the proceeds will go to a charity of their choice. In keeping with my yearly offering of affordable art for all, these pieces will be priced accordingly.
My show will also include a series of additional larger pieces that are an exploration of sanity, identity, family roles, and heredity. On display will be six somewhat interactive, mirrored, faceless images, two birthday girl paintings, a painting of a severed cat with nine lives, and many other oddities. The entire show is an exploration on how people cope with loss, change, and life.
I am not quite finished with all my pieces! I have been sooooo busy with other aspects of my life. I am working and working to finish, and I always DO finish....but I am quite nervous. :) I hope to see you all there, with all of my artwork finished and present. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
I will post better photos of works in progress tomorrow. This show will start in Waukegan, and move on somewhere else. That is my plan. These works are highly personal and much more honest than previous work. I am very excited to move forward with this work! Thank you all for your constant encouragement. I hope to see you on Sept. 20th. :) (See info. about Library show below.)
Sept. 20th to Oct. 11th
September 20, 2014, 5pm-9pm
109 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Upcoming Exhibit at Waukegan Public Library entitled "Dia de los Muertos: A Living Documentation." Featuring Amy Lynn Ross and Katrina Davis-Salazar. This exhibit will run from Sept. 27th to Oct. 8th.
Pieced, acrylic on canvas, 36x48, Amy Lynn Ross
Maruca's Dress for Dia de los Muertos, Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 30x30, Katrina Davis-Salazar