Point of View
Cerulean Gallery | June 26 to August 10, 2009
Cerulean Gallery will feature five artists in a new exhibit titled Point of View. The artists, Marilyn Biles, Suzanne Fuqua, Ellen Soffer, Ken O’Toole and Kim Wyly, encourage viewers to interpret the tone, mood and meaning of thier artwork. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The exhibition runs through August 10, 2009.
Point of View was created to show the interplays between the artist to the artwork and the artwork to the viewer. All five artists share similarities in their use of colors and brush strokes but differ with details, abstractions and symbols.
Artist Briefs From Press Release
For Marilyn Biles, every vision of the world implies philosophy. Her art is motivated by a spiritual force that compels a means of expression. Every painting creates symbols from experiences that express how Biles is inspired by the world. “Unselfconsciously, I am exposing my inner life to others whose tastes and opinions are different but nevertheless are as valid as my own,” she said.
Suzanne Fuqua is inspired by the vibrant character, bold tone and engaging nature of the West and Southwest. These elements infuse themselves into her work through a unique and beautiful integration of bold flavored colors and inspired brush strokes. Fuqua’s portraits capture the lives and personality of her focus, as though they were caught in a stationary moment of time, while still exuding every element of the subjects spirited nature.
Ellen Soffer’s paintings incorporate figurative and associative elements, representing universal forms that are not too literal, but might create intrigue. She captures uncertain space created by overlapping forms. The space may seem to be inside or outside – exposed or concealed, creating ambiguity. “Interpretation is left to the individual viewer,” said Soffer. “My intention is that the paintings evoke feelings left behind by a dream, an emotion, or a memory without being limited to the specific details of the event itself.”
When creating his art, Ken O’Toole likes to experience the physical reactions of varying mediums and colors. The results come from his meditations, movements and moods. Some images are heavy with paint and little negative space, while some are mostly small spatters of bright color. “It is also true that some of these images are actually the landscapes of emotions or the cosmos within a single thought,” said O’Toole. “I name each piece in accordance with the emotion, meditation, or idea that they most bring to mind. Beyond that you should imagine what you will and visit there often.”
Kim Wyly often uses symbolism to reflect her feelings and dreams, and as a way to transfer her subconscious mind to the canvas. For Wyly, art is a form of journaling. Each painting is an exercise in working through emotions or experiences, yet Wyly always leaves the “meaning” of each piece to the individual viewer.
About Cerulean Gallery
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest Ave in Snider Plaza. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit www.theceruleangallery.com.