50 -50 Show
July 30 - August 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar. Pacifica, CA 94044. 650.355.1894.
The Sanchez Art Center’s 50-50 show in Pacifica, California is the most challenging and ambitious artistic endeavor I’ve made as an artist. The commitment to paint one small 6" x 6" painting a day for 50 days is somewhat "extreme," however, after the last painting is completed, you relax in your ability to work so diligently on small works that require patience, creative contemplation and focus. Through the pain of finding out where my boundaries lay and learning how to enforce them was one of the most precious gifts I received from participating as an artist.
|Title: Kindred Spirits - depicts the children of Tommy and Renee McElroy and the protective closeness of the family facing their fear of swimming together as one unit.|
|Title: Yoko's World|
There are muralistic images that I developed as a historical accounting, some mystical, some cynical. The innocent child is the most kindred of all. During early childhood development the child’s only identity is love and often teaches us how to be joyful in a seemingly frightful world. I use hints of gold and silver throughout to bring about a certain "glow" or feeling of "richness."
|Title: Bhutto's Dreaming|
|Title: Michelle Obama|
|Title: Wise Visitor in Pacifica|
|Title: Olympic Swimmer|