Pop to Pattern and other works at Upstairs Artspace
The Upstairs Artspace is host to three separate exhibitions featuring a breadth of styles and topics in the current cycle of exhibits.
In the Street Level Gallery, Pop to Pattern features the colorful and whimsical works of David Cedrone, Mark S. Holland and Mark Brosseau. Each artist has a very different stylistic approach to painting, yet they all evoke a sense of brilliance and vibrancy within their relationships to color and pattern.
In the Small Works Gallery, Kristen Mode shares her recent works that speaks to her connection with the natural world and her desire to instill the viewer with a sense of responsibility towards the ever-evolving ecological challenges we are facing. Her inspiration and style are all about animal and human rights and she uses her work to awaken awareness to her Eco-Friendly mind.
Finally, in the Lower Level Gallery, Caren Stansell and Miranda Mims Sawyer combine their mixed media works in Disrupted Narratives. Stansell’s work incorporates her life experiences with organic and found objects that help define a sense of place to the viewer. Within that framework, she addresses how emotionally fraught relationships, particularly those involving domestic violence, can redefine those spaces. Sawyer’s work speaks about the societal expectations placed on women through use of intentionally loaded materials like 1950’s wallpaper and figurative self-portraiture.
Exhibitions will run from May 11th through June 21st with an Artist Walk & Talk and Opening Reception on Saturday, May 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by John Walters