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Marina Dunbar, Movement Study in Ocean Green, 26 x 26″

MARINA DUNBAR

ECHO

Marina Dunbar uses oil paints and pigments to tint resin, which she then spreads across wooden panels. The layers of multicolored resin overlap, creating deep and vibrant colors. In her solo at Miller Gallery, Dunbar creates diptychs, triptychs and multi-panel paintings as a contemporary revisiting of the tradition of storytelling through a multi-panel display. “The exhibition challenges viewers to consider the correlation of grouped images to each other,” she explains.

Echo featuring Marina Dunbar opens Friday, Sept 6 at Miller Gallery and runs through Sept 27, 2019.

Jessica Pisano, Friend of Flowers, 36″ round

JESSICA PISANO

FEATURED ARTIST

Jessica Pisano has always been inspired by nature. It is her muse. “Birds, trees, and the sea are the heroes of my stories,” she says. To her, the varying elements of nature work together to create balance, a theme she explores in her work by using a combination of abstract and realism. “I use the traditional indirect painting techniques of the Old Masters by applying oil paint in many translucent layers,” she describes. “I also use contemporary techniques in which paint is loosely applied in an experimental and intuitive manner.” The combination is stunning.

Pisano graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in painting and photography. She participated in a year abroad program, studying fine art at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy. And in 2002, she earned an MA in Arts Administration from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

View work by Jessica Pisano at Atrium Art Gallery.

Mary Whyte, Driftwood, watercolor on paper, 27.75 x 40.75″; Army, 1943-1945

MARY WHYTE

WE THE PEOPLE

This exhibition has been seven years in the making. Mary Whyte created We the People to honor our country’s veterans through art, creating a series of 50 large-scale watercolor portraits of modern day veterans of all ages and from all walks of life reintegrating back into society and the workforce. “I set out on a project to paint the face of America,” Whyte says. “What I discovered in my travels across America was an astonishingly beautiful country as well as an extraordinary group of men and women willing to do whatever it would take to preserve its abundance of blessings.” The collection debuts at City Gallery and will then go on a national museum tour.

We the People by Mary Whyte opens Friday, Oct 25 at City Gallery and runs through Dec 22, 2019.

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Posted in Events on August 20, 2019 (Issue 42: Summer 2019) by Matt Mill.

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