I took a drive over to Oakland City University today to see my newly-hung show at the J. Michael Dunn Gallery. I’ll admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve had enough work to show at a solo show. However, in the past few years I have been able to devote more time to painting and creating.
Most artists understand how amazing it is to walk into a gallery and see your work on display, especially if there are several years’ worth of work. But to see everything out of storage and out of boxes and hung all together…well, it’s just a bit overwhelming.
I’ve posted photos of individual paintings over the past few years but I really haven’t seen the whole body of work in one place. The first thing that struck me is the color. I like color and it shows.
Then there’s the subject matter. Still lifes, landscapes, portraits. It’s all meaningful to me but I’m not sure it is to anyone else. Nevertheless, I love seeing the work hung as a group.
The show runs from August 13th through September 28th. The public reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th from 2 to 5 CST. The gallery hours are M-F 10 to 5, weekends by appointment. Check it out. Come on out for the reception or just to view the work.