Drawing from the setting of city streets and neighborhood communities, the art work presented will be of the vibrancy, architecture and inspiration from the city streets.
September 6th – November 5th
Featuring work by: Lisa DiAmor and Elayne Moseley
Artists Reception: Friday September 15th, 5:30-7:30 PM.
I am inspired by the diverse layers of the past hidden beneath layers of paint in our cities and the possibility of change and the vibrancy that change brings. A background in psychology helps to provide me with an understanding of how powerful the written word can be and why I sue it so frequently in my art. As a self taught artist, I believe that in art, there are no rules. She was honored to be able exhibit her most recent work at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Gallery. For more information on Lisa and her work visit: http://lisadiamor.com/
Art is a reflection of what the artist sees and feels then translates into a visual medium. It can be moments in time, a glimpse of the past, a shared experience, a noticed detail or a mindfulness of place. My drawings often contain some or all of these things. While I am traveling, I will create some quick sketches of places I’m visiting and take photo references for utilizing in my larger drawings or paintings. I also use photographs from my family’s past for some of my work.
In my ‘Architectural Lingua’ painting series I explore how architecture is experienced. By bringing forth a building detail or part of a structure then placing it out of context into an abstract environment, I am forcing the viewer to consider how they see and interact with it. Frequently there is a mystery or spiritual aspect that develops with the painting. Because of this element, I have titled these paintings in different languages, often referring to it’s style, structure, or perhaps to it’s underlying nature.
I am a native Texan but have lived most of my adult life in Colorado. I have a BFA in Secondary Art Education from Texas Christian University, with graduate hours from the Univ. of Houston and continuing education classes from the Art Students League of Denver where I am currently an Instructor. I am a full time self employed artist with my own studio. My work has been exhibited in several galleries in the Denver area, as well as in San Francisco and in juried shows in New York City and Chicago. I was honored to have one painting on loan to Sen. Michael Bennett’s office in Wash. D.C. for a year. I have been in numerous art fairs including the Cherry Creek Art Festival. Three of my drawings have been published in two drawing books, “Strokes of Genius 5” and “Strokes of Genius 7” with North Light Books Publisher. For more information on Elayne and her work visit:http://emoseleygallery.com/cityscenes.html