SOWA Friday Night Art Walk -
Fountain Street Gallery - Group Show June 29-July 28, 2022
I am super excited to announce my juried group show in the Annex at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston MA in the SOWA Arts District. It opens this Friday night July 1st 5:00-8:00 pm. There is an array of gallery's and open studios, restaurants nearby and a beer garden!
I am showing 8 - 12"x12" mixed media in my horse series. 3 other large mixed media on canvas.
I will be there from 5-8 pm and you can visit thru the month with regular gallery hours.
Here are some of my thoughts for the work - Hope to see you all on Friday nights opening.
My work is about identity, truth, hope, bravery and restoration of who we are. The freedom to move and breathe in this world. Being brave enough to let the light in us shine. This body of work represents truth in my life. Horse’s represent freedom of movement in all that they are. Birds fly with a freedom that feeds my spirit. The cross is my foundation and a desire in image to detach what we think it means and to lean into the truth of what it is.
The feathers in my work represent protection, flight, individualism and strength. My process starts with laying my hands on the layer of the gessoed panel. As a way to begin the connection to what is going to be created. I put anywhere from 6-10 layers of paint with sanding, scratching, mark making, glazing and collage.. There is always one layer that creates the struggle of every painting I have ever created. I wrestle with it, leave it be, come back to it and it's still not settled and then I remember again to trust the process and once I come to peace of trusting the process through the ugly stage and release the struggle something beautiful comes to be. I continue to learn that my art is a metaphor for life. It is about the courage in creating a vision, a thought, an image, and pushing through the uncomfortable moments knowing that I am enough and that I can have missteps and. those missteps can teach me things. Rising up and riding the wave of doubt and fear I am then able to gain my intuitive guidance of a gift that was placed inside me in partnership. I am able to bring a voice and my vision to the canvas. I hold these moments dear to my spirit and the way I feel and move through that connection I grow, become and create.
We are brave, we are strong, we are beautiful, we are courageous, we persevere, we are freedom. Remember there's beauty in your bravery.
be love xo Pamela