When color is the core theme of an exhibition one can expect that every color of the rainbow will be represented, and our current show “Conversations in Color” does not disappoint. With the works of for artists represented there is a selection that encompasses the full range of hues and a variety of genres.
Come in through August 17th to see the newest works of Sangita Phadke, Sharon Markwardt, Mike McKee and the collaborative works of Childers and West.
It is the careful manipulation of hues that gives Sangita Phadke’s pastel works a photographic feel. Rather than utilizing a single shade for the elements in her pieces she consistently blends colors and and utilizes a range of tints in order to give her works a look so lifelike that one feels that they can reach out and take the subject from the frame.
Animals are known for their vibrant and colorful personalities, and Sharon Markwardt captures that exuberant spirit in her paintings. Each rainbow hue is carefully placed to showcase the character of the subject, while the combined effect remains true to the original coloring and pattern of their fur. The result is that one senses the true spirit of the animal, rather than just the physical appearance.
Stone may elicit thoughts of granite and gray, however there are as many colors of stone as they are elsewhere in nature.Yellows, blues, reds and more can all be found for the person willing to search for them, and once unearthed can be transformed into brilliant works of art. Mike McKee’s current works are a tribute to the varied nature of stone and includes works in several colors.
Colors blend and flow on the metal or plexiglass canvasses of the collaborative duo Josiane Childers and Justin West. Inspired by the landscape and by the vibrant personality of their three year-old son, the dynamic compositions are energetic and filled with intrigue.