Artist's reception, Little black book in Mills Pond Gallery.
The Little Black Book Artist Reception was held at the Mills pond Gallery on Saturday the 23rd.
The result is 60 works of art by 40 artists created using a variety of mediums including acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, gouache, graphite, ink, oil, pastel and watercolor.
Of the 60 works, my work is "Life Is".
When you open the front door of the gallery and turn right, one of the paintings hanging in the corner is my painting.
The gallery has prepared an artist name tag at the reception as shown below. I think it's a great idea to be able to differentiate between visitors and artists, and to make it easy for people interested in painting to find and talk to the artist.
Snacks and drinks are always available at the reception. And most of the not for profit gallery receptions and exhibitions are free of charge.
All the pictures are excellent, but I picked the ones that caught my eye.
Below is the painting by Patrica Morrison called Cool Rhythm Makes Me Happy.
Through this painting, I was fortunate enough to meet and talk to the artist, Patrica Morrison. The dynamic picture was created by attaching figures cut out of hardboard paper to a wooden panel. It is an exciting painting that creates the illusion that the characters drawn on the hardboard are moving in the rhythm and light energy that the music creates.
When I was young, when I first visited a gallery, I remember being amazed by the paintings that received prizes or attention there. But after many years of visiting galleries and art museums, I no longer focus on award-winning images. The decisive reason is that I now know well that seeing a painting in a gallery does not mean we will see how much better a specific artist is.
Winning an award means a kind of encouragement and support for artists and praise for their future vision. In fact, the award-winning paintings stand out above average on all criteria: skill, creativity and originality.
However, looking at a painting in the gallery does not mean looking at the trophy hanging on the painting. Each time you visit the gallery or visit the gallery as a result of attraction, you will discover that there are paintings that are particularly appealing to you. This may be driven by an inexpressible sensibility.
Therefore, I don't want to introduce the work that won a certain award in a certain contest as much as possible on my blog. This does not fit the purpose of opening a blog and talking about a new discovery of art in everyday life and passion for art, and introductions to the hidden masters around me. I just want to find the hidden masters.
In this sense, I was very impressed with the picture below in this exhibition.
I once told a friend from Poland about the feelings and wonders I felt when I visited Kraków, Poland. My friend listened to me all the way and said. " That's right, as you said, it's such a beautiful and fancy city. But I was born and lived there. So I know that there are back alleys that tourists can't see. But actually, that back alley is the real face of it."
I know the back alley all too well. And we know very well that mainly that's where we live our normal lives and that's actually where many people live their day-to-day lives. Frankly, painters may want to paint the beauty of famous places that are visited by many tourists. No one wants to hang a dark and drab picture in their living room, no matter how real the world is. I too am caught up in the desire to draw beautiful and bright pictures.
However, if all artists had competed to capture and show life's most splendid moments like SSN, art would have reached a level that was simply impossible to decorate.
The reason why painting and art has been loved by people for so many years, and willing to visit the country to see the paintings, and even print out your favorite paintings, is probably because there are no lies in them. Authenticity for art, pure longing for painting, and work must be what makes art an art.
When I think of this spirit, I also draw with a more serious mind, and I promise that I will continue to work hard and upgrade myself.
Myungja Anna Koh