"Living in the California Sun"
Featuring artist Nancy Wise
On exhibit November 30 – December 29
Artist Nancy Wise - In her words:
"I paint in two distinct styles.
My Neo-Pointillist style is derived from Pointillism, an Impressionist painting technique that depends upon the ability of the mind to merge small, distinct dots of color into a unity of refined tones. Because human engagement co-creates the final effect, the image and the beholder are uniquely bonded. I have endeavored to take this bond to a new level with what I call Neo-Pointillism. These paintings, created from thousands of three-dimensional micro-dots of oil paint, extend the union between the artwork and the viewer building a dynamic image that shifts tone and shape as the angle of view and ambient light change.
In contrast 'Brocades Woven in Oil' feature deeply sculpted oil paint that highlights and defines the subject. I’ve been amazed at how often my oil paintings have been mistaken for “brocades”, those richly woven fabrics of silk and precious metals that first flourished in the age of emperors and empresses. I’m flattered by the comparison. The human desire to create things of great beauty is reflected in the work of the finest brocade masters throughout the ages. Their drive to fuse spirit, imagination and craft is one I share, and it motivates my own work. My brocade series is very limited. Each work is designed to evoke a moment from our collective memories. My aim is to strike a chord that expresses our love for the way you and I see beauty flowing freely in the world.”
Gallery Hours (September - June)
Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
*Please note that gallery hours are subject to change due to performance schedules. Please call to confirm hours on a performance day.