'Pieces of Me' aqua media and collage paintings by Carolyn Wilson Exhibition dates: July 3 -30 2017 Where: Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 Reception: Saturday July 8 5-8pm
Full of personal history and layers of meaning, British expatriate Carolyn Wilson's new series of collage pieces capture aspects of her experience living and traveling in England. She says, "Communicating more than what is merely visible on the surface, my latest collage work incorporates ephemera, such as maps, printed words and postage stamps. The work is embedded with fragments of my life story - pieces of me. The mementos might end up being only partially visible beneath layers of paper, or completely hidden, but their inclusion is important to my creative process and the evolution of a piece. The viewer needs to take a close look to discover them."
Carolyn's collage work has a tactile, fabric like quality, and contemporary style framing of paintings on canvas or wood panels eliminates the need for glass, allowing viewers to enjoy and even touch the rich surface textures. Many of Carolyn's new works are small in size, although equally as creative and detailed as her larger paintings. She uses a variety of aqua media, (meaning anything dissolved with water) such as watercolor, acrylic, inks and gesso in combination with collage elements of found or hand colored rice papers.
Dates: - Join artists, Carolyn Wilson and Cynthia Jackson-Hein, for English style tea and biscuits (cookies)...and moreonSaturday July 8th5-8pm. - In addition, Carolyn will be in the gallery on Saturday, July 8th11-8pm and Friday, July 14th11-8pm, or by appointment. - Carolyn's art will be featured in the gallery from July 3 - July 30 2017
Demo:Drop in to watch her working in the gallery on a collage piece - Saturday, July 15th1-3pm