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Fledgling is from my recent series of 16" square oil paintings set in Costa Rica. It's one of my favorites, so I'm pleased that it was selected for the exhibition “We’ve Been Around Forever”. It opens May 6 at both the upstairs and downstairs galleries at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, and runs through June 11. If you're on the Cape, I do hope you'll stop by to see it.
Opening May 10 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is the themed exhibit "In Tandem". I knew immediately which of my paintings to submit to this one. Two dramatically lit adolescent girls in companionable juxtaposition gaze downward as they walk - in tandem - away from the tents in Secrets of the Tides. The striped, shape-shifting tents in this extensive series of paintings and monotypes evoke an especially vivid dream, but do actually exist on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard. Oil painting on wood, 24" x 36".
The Museum has scheduled this show well into the summer - through July 30 - and I think it's totally worth an afternoon's detour from the beach.
May 13 - July 23. Further down the coastline, at Brookgreen Gardens Museum in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, American Women Artists mounts its museum show of notable art by women, "Pushing Forward, Reaching Back". Tempest will be on view for almost two months. A color catalogue is published in conjunction with this exhibition, and Tempest has a full page. In this 36" x 24" painting, the young woman stands her ground, gazing up at the menacing yellow sky, the black clouds, the swirling twisters. The striped tents have come untethered and are caught up in the maelstrom. This dreamlike painting is a metaphor for the magic, transformations, and turbulence of adolescence.
Both Tempest and Secrets of the Tides sport handsome new frames built by R. Michelson Galleries to make their museum debuts.
I'm pretty excited to share even more good news. I know we're all just about done with April, but the April issue of American Art Collector magazine included an image of my pastel painting Aurora in its review of 33 Contemporary Gallery's exhibit M O (U) R N I N G. You can still see the entire show online on Artsy.
Women continue to be grossly under-represented in museum collections, and vastly undervalued in the art world.
Two of my upcoming exhibitions represent exclusively female artists.
You can help change these statistics by actively supporting the art of women.
In my next blog post, I'll catch you up with what's on my easel.
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Now let's get out and frolic among the flowers!