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If Walls Could Talk Art Exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California NOVEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 3RD 2016 Influenced by family life and the daily ways we interact with our dwellings, Shannon Kaye makes art with typical building materials and tools from latex paint, plywood, and furniture wax, to sandpaper, paintbrushes and trowels. Some of the paintings are covered with journaling, the story of dreams or thoughts, the featured image inspired by a conversation she imagines having with her grandmother, Artie. Shannon's work takes the form of still life, collage, pattern studies, landscape, and memoirs that evoke a nostalgic sense of places in time. My ideas are driven by rhythm, pattern, and color, and the writings represent those interactions between our decorated surroundings and the stories...

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The Art of Imperfection- week 4's painting challenge

    This picture inspired this week's painting (thank you for this beautiful little desk calendar by Tushita, Debbie!) Japanese block prints are full of symbols and allegories- I love the colors and exquisite execution. For my own work, I prefer imperfection and the layering of color and texture with unusual tools and mediums to create unexpected surfaces and playful patterns. Even imperfection takes time to execute though and I'm finding that to keep up with the other areas of my life, these paintings have to be more like sketches, ideas, quickies of the images I see in my mind and would like to create. I'm also finding that texture and pattern are re-emerging in my work as I consider...

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