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Gallery Night/Day Pop Up

July 2017 Gallery Night

 

Artwork shown by Cherilynn Wood
 
Friday, July 21, 5 - 9 p.m. - Saturday, July 22, 10am - 4pm
 
MARN's April Gallery Night/Day Pop Up Exhibition features the artwork of Cherilynn Wood
 

As an artist I am constantly observing the world around me, the crisp fallen leaves in Autumn against the bright blue sky, the urban landscape of buildings juxtaposed with the green trees, the colors at a fruit market. The world is filled with the interlacing of colors and we are continually reacting to them. While others might easily dismiss this interaction, I am energized by the relationships of color, texture, line and composition and our relationships to them.

These observations are an integral part of my series of pastel mixed media paintings called "Essence". Each piece is created through the interlacing of colors, textures and line work in a very intuitive manner. My work brings focus to the subtle nuance of color shifts or the complete tension created from pushing complementary colors. I begin with thin layers of watercolor and acrylic paints, creating a compositional element. Once dry, layers are built with charcoal, acrylic and pastel mediums and then finally pastel; each color and compositional element reacting and interacting to the ones before.

These layers are both physical and metaphorical as the core of our consciousness or unique being is build up by the sum of our experiences, layer by layer. I have always been fascinated by our unique being and inner consciousness. The harmony of our relationship with the world around us and our interactions intrigues me. My abstract work resonates from this contemplative pairing in a way that is both fundamental in nature and dramatically spiritual.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Do you want to show your art during Gallery Night & Day, Milwaukee’s premier two-day art event? Gain exposure for your art and engage Milwaukee’s art community by submitting to MARN’s Gallery Night/Day Pop-Up.

The Pop-Up will be at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network located in Material Studios + Gallery in the Marshall Building of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Visual artists, filmmakers, designers, writers, actors and dancers are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Only current MARNmembers Creator Class and above are allowed to submit work. Works must be made within the last two years. Artists must be present at MARN for Gallery Night. One visual artist and one performing artist will be selected per Gallery Night.

Artwork: All media accepted including performances. All works must be ready for installation and installed one week prior to Gallery Night. Works will remain up for approximately three months.
 
Requirements: Artists are responsible for providing all equipment necessary for the installation, display and performance of their work (please note there is a brick wall). Visual artists must be prepared to fill approx. 28 ft. of wall space total. Walls are broken down by the approximate dimensions: 65" length wall; 65" length wall; 130" length brick wall; 85" length by 48" height wall.
 

Entry Deadline for October: Friday, Aug. 25th @ Midnight

Submit the following materials to michele@artsinmilwaukee.org:

  1. Title your email: Gallery Night Pop Up
  2. Contact Info
  3. Artist Bio or Statement
  4. Artist CV or Resume
  5. Up to three (3) jpeg images (limit size to 700KB) or a video link