The opening night for Chromatone went without a hitch and I couldn't be happier. Before I had arrived there were already visitors at the gallery. The mood was fantastic and the presence of other artists was greatly appreciated. Among the crowd were Mindy Andrews, Luba Todorovic, Simon Wroot, Susan Kristofferson, Bob & Connie Pike, and others whose name escapes me at the moment (please forgive me!).
I was greeted with flowers and many wonderful comments as well as inquiries regarding the color, depth, and textures of the work. In fact, many commented on how beautiful the pieces are in person and the photographs do them no justice....perhaps it's my cue for bettering my photography skills...hehehe
Another wonderful surprise was to see a photograph of Chromatone 2222 in the current issue of Routes Magazine. The painting was used as a background for a fashion shoot and the photos are tres chic! I would like to thank Routes for giving the proper credit to my work...THANK YOU! And, in a very a propos fashion, the magazine came out on the same day as my opening...can a girl complain?? No way!
The evening carried on without a single dull moment and sooner rather than later red dots began to appear on the tags...all in all four pieces found a new home on opening night and there are still three weeks for others to enjoy the show and acquire an emotively colorful painting.
So, if you didn't get a chance to attend the opening don't miss the opportunity to experience these works.
61 - 8 Avenue SE
High River, AB
And so it is, the time for Chromatone to come together as a solo show is here. I will be exhibiting from September 2 - September 23 at Evanescence Gallery in High River, AB. Opening reception is Friday September 2 from 5 - 9pm.
61 - 8th Avenue SE
High River, Alberta
What can I say? I am really excited and proud to announce I was juried into this amazing show. The show opens on September 1, 2011 and runs until October 30, 2011. This show will be present during the Alberta Arts Days and the ArtWalk. Needless to say, ther is plenty of time to check it out!
ArtWalk Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18
Alberta Arts Days September 30, October 1 & 2
There will be many art demos, talks and interactive art activities to participate in throughout those days.
707 - 13 Avenue SW, Calgary
Gallery located on lower level ballroom.
Wed to Fri 11am to 4pm
Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm
Once upon a time, long long ago, at a university far far away, there were two art students who spent most of their time together...they painted and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Austin. A few weeks ago, my friend Jeffrey Primeaux came for a visit and helped me out with Art forMS and Calyx. Throughout his stay we decided it would be a great idea to give the ole' collaborative painting a go.
In Her Hues 24" x 24" acrylic on canvas
In Her Hues is the result of a few days of painting and several bottles of wine. While Jeffrey and I have both been honing our skills in art and have become more determined to excel in our chosen styles, we have grown further away from each other in an artistic sense. Needless to say, painting in unison was many times more complicated than when we spent most of our time together.
However, we were both quite happy with the resulting piece and felt it integrated both our views and approaches to art.
I look forward to our next collaboration...perhaps in Austin.
Come ye, come all! Evanescence Gallery in High River, AB will have it's grand opening on Friday May 6, 2011. This is a group show consisting of works from all represented artists (ie. Kari Woo, Simon Wroot, Lisa Brawn, et. al.) Sculpture, metal, wearable art, oil and acrylics, representational and abstract all come together at this brand new space.
Art forMS 2011 will take place on Friday April 29 at DaDe Art & Design Lab in Inglewood. Join us and help raise funds in support of Multiple Sclerosis research and patient services. Local and international artwork will be available through live and silent auction. Don't forget to RSVP! http://www.CalgaryArtforMS.com/rsvp.html
Mali Vargas (a.k.a. Mali Docktor) is an artist living in Calgary. Mali is the current Gallery Chair for the Alberta Society of Artists' South Branch, as well as, Co-Founder and Program Coordinator for Betzalel Arts.