I’ve been making some last preparations for a solo show at the Arts Outreach Gallery in Los Olivos, and realized, I haven’t told many people about it! The opening reception is on Saturday, March 3rd, from 4 to 6 pm. The show will remain up until April 8th.
Arts Outreach is a nonprofit community arts organization based in the Santa Ynez Valley. They started, coincidentally, the year I was born, and have since brought arts and crafts to schools all over the region. I have enjoyed teaching ceramics at Dunn School through their outreach program, and now, am happy to support them by exhibiting a show entitled “Muse,” which directly benefits the organization, and me, of course!
Arts Outreach Gallery
2366 Alamo Pintado Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
“Muse” deals with the aspect of performance in daily life. My subjects are all shrouded in the look of harlequins and mimes, and yet are portrayed in moments of respite or solitude. Despite appearances, they are posed, and therefore still performing as models. There’s no escaping that we perform, and this body of work celebrates that. “Muse” is a body of work that blurs the wall of separation between artist, viewer, and subject. Many of the models are artists themselves and are portrayed in the foreground amidst their own work.