Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Penn State Exhibition

I am thrilled to announce that “Textured Poppy 1” has been selected by Gallery Director/Curator Ann Shields for the upcoming National Association of Women Artists’ “N.A.W.A. 120th Anniversary Exhibition” at the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University!

Title: “Textured Poppy 1
Amy E. Fraser
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic Paint on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.
Size: 11” x 14”

Here is the Artist Statement for “Textured Poppy 1”: “The diversely expressive Poppy was the muse for this painting series. There is something very human about the countenance of a Poppy; they convey the power of beauty while also alluding to physical fragility. In the Textured Poppy series, I chose to contrast patterns and textures while keeping the colors subtle as a means to express a more tactile sense of the bloom’s emotionality. Time is fleeting for the Poppy; its lifespan is a precarious thing dependant on weather. One heavy rainstorm will quickly diminish the Poppy’s beauty, forcing it to shed its petals, leading to a premature death. They stand to express the things we fear but accept as inevitable. I believe it’s this unknowing; the unpredictability and preciousness of the Poppy that creates vulnerability, and emotionalism that expresses a very soulful take on both human and nature.”

The “N.A.W.A. 120th Anniversary Exhibition” runs from February 19th – April 26th 2009.

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2009 5-8 p.m.

HUB-Robeson Galleries
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

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