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  • Writer's pictureLinda H. Post

Museum Show! Taking on Gauguin.

Updated: Apr 30

Art Complex Museum Exhibition, Duxbury, MA. April 28 - Sept. 1.

I invite you to view my panoramic painting, The Procession of Hope and Feathers, which is included in the exhibit “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” from April 28 through September 1. The opening reception will be held May 12 from 1-4pm, and I would love to see you there. The exhibition is based on women artists' interpretation of the famous Gauguin painting that hangs in the MFA Boston. Conceived by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, this juried museum show encompasses a broad spectrum of ideas and mediums. I am honored to be included.

Paul Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Paul Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

My 132” x 68” work is the culmination of a long series of oil paintings depicting powerful women, the sea, mysterious encounters and uncommon places. The girls and women in my paintings make us ask, “What are they thinking?”  Their placement in such lush, enigmatic settings questions, “Why are we here?” About the same scale as Gauguin's work, the four women of The Procession of Hope and Feathers are accompanied by four birds, a raven mask, a beaked plague doctor’s mask, and a winged helmet. The title comes from a poem by Emily Dickinson.

Look - there's a new painting on the easel! It's part of my "pink moon" series and brings me back to a larger scale, four feet by six feet. The photograph was taken to accompany an interview conducted by Didi Menendez of 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago and Miami, and the publisher of Poets/Artists Magazine: you can read it here.

This one is much further along now - I've covered the whole surface with paint and the two figures - including the brilliant red tutu - are almost complete. It's always complicated working this big. I still have to make the details feel very realistic, but those details shouldn't distract you from taking in the entire composition. Have you noticed that I have been posting my progress regularly on social media?

More opportunities to see my work are coming up, with exhibitions both online and in person. I'll be keeping everyone in the loop on Facebook and Instagram, so please follow my pages.

It's all part of the process, so thanks for spending a few minutes with me today. You can add friends to my mailing list here.


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