“Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” -Anselm Kiefer
I first met Heatherly Wakefield in 2008 when she invited me to do “Fired Works: A Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale.” Heatherly is the Director of Fine Art at the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance and Fired Works is an annual show sponsored by Macon Arts Alliance. I participated in Fired Works with my pottery 2008, 2009 and 2010. Heatherly recently found me and my 2-D work and contacted me about the upcoming gallery show ‘Figures.’ Below are the pieces that were selected to be in the show:
The show is being held during the month of August (2014) at the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance (check the link for the gallery hours and location). The show features Georgia artists Bob Hart (Athens), James Schroeder (Rome), Marie Weaver (Atlanta) and Macon artists Meg Campbell and Martha Tisdale and me (Ellijay).
This will be the first show at Macon Arts Alliance that focuses on figures. According to Heatherly ‘this is not figure studies, but work that shows the figure in action, or invites the viewer to find the story.’ The show will include 3-D as well as 2-D. I’ve included a link to each artist (above), if you would like to look at the other artists who will be in this show.
I am thrilled to be invited to participate in this show. I absolutely love painting and feel that a paint brush literally fell out of the sky and landed in my hand at an important turning point in my life. I want to paint invisible landscapes – that magical place that exists for all of us right below the surface. It’s why I paint. And for my work to be included in a show and purchased in a gallery amazes and delights me.
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” Dr. Seuss