Friday, July 24, 2009

The (Dark) Show

The (Dark) Show
is a collaborative curatorial effort I'm involved in with Philadelphia artists Michelle Marcuse and Rob Solomon. At a show held at the StrataSphere Gallery in Philly, we will be showing work that addresses the dark, with a grain of salt, or perhaps a broad brush.
Art history abounds with references to dark as a theme. For some, the dark suggests the unspeakable, the unknown, evil, the sinister, gloomy, and ominous. For these three artists, choice of palette represents more than a proclivity for dark thoughts. Light emerging from dark, shining a light in the dark, a playful interaction of opposites, and an exploration of space and time all offer the viewer an open-ended experience to explore individual ideas about the dark, to see beyond the expected.
half seas over 2009 encaustic on panel 24 x 24


Diane McGregor said...

Congratulations on the show, Pam. It looks very interesting - wish I could be there! I love the painting posted here - I sense the drama behind the color and emotion - the dark night of the soul, perhaps. Best wishes on a successful exhibition!

Nancy Natale said...

Congrats and good wishes on your show! I'd love to see it, being a big fan of the dark myself. This painting is lovely.
Best to all of you. NN

pam farrell said...

Thanks to both of you, Diane, and NN, for your enthusiastic comments!

DJ said...

The brushstrokes here are lovely.