Cerulean Gallery Finds “Recollection”
Dallas, October 30, 2008 — Cerulean Gallery announces its next exhibition "Recollection" which highlights a collection of artwork from their 2008 exhibiting artists and showcases works by Robin Hazard-Bishop, Denver Moore and Kim Wyly. Denver Moore, co-author of the best selling novel "Same Kind of Different As Me", has created new pieces in celebration of the upcoming season and he will be present at the opening reception November 21st, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“As the year comes to a close, the exhibition will capture and recollect Cerulean’s past exhibitions,” said Caroline Crockett Kneese, owner of the Gallery. “Cerulean Gallery will display an affordable collection of artwork from all of their 2008 artists. Each of the pieces selected are unique and original gift ideas for the holidays.”
The exhibition will run from November 21, 2008 to January 5, 2009.
Robin Hazard-Bishop, a Cerulean favorite, is inspired by color evidenced in her strong and vibrant paintings. “As an artist, I try to express in the simplest and clearest point of view an entire experience, interpreted from images and surroundings I have seen or felt,” said Hazard-Bishop. A 1984 graduate of Southern Methodist University, her fine art degree focused on painting, drawing and printmaking. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has many corporate and private collections. Her drawings have been featured at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth as part of the Creative Process - Drawing Symposium.
Cerulean Gallery will display a special piece by Denver Moore that he has named his “Master Piece”. Triumph Over Tragedy measures an impressive 68” x 70” and took more than eight years to complete. Working on this painting little by little over the years while completing multiple paintings and becoming comfortable with the idea of being an artist, Moore pushed his own boundaries and decided to create a monumental piece that would communicate his message through image and text. Moore first picked up a paintbrush at age 65, two years before he learned to read or write. His artwork is inspired by a lifelong journey of faith. Rising up from decades of homelessness to become a best-selling author, artist and recipient of Fort Worth’s "Philanthropist of the Year," Moore is dedicated to improving lives and changing perspectives. His art is also inspired by his friendship with Deborah and Ron Hall, and is captured in “Same Kind of Different as Me,” as raw, innocent and directly from his soul.
In honor of Denver Moore, a portion of the proceeds from exhibiting artist Kim Wyly’s work will be donated to Dallas Life, a non-profit organization for the homeless, www.dallaslife.org.
Wyly grew up in McAllen, on the Texas boarder of Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in general studies. For the last eight years, her painting has served as a way to communicate her thoughts and emotions. Wyly uses symbolism to reflect feelings and dreams, and as a way to transfer her subconscious mind to the canvas. Her work is a process of journaling and narrative. Wyly enjoys different mediums including photography, bronze sculpture and oil painting. She has been influenced by artist such as Chagall, Basquiat and Giacometti.
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest Ave in Snider Plaza. NEW Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday –Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit www.theceruleangallery.com.
About Cerulean GalleryCerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities and was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University in 2002. The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, local and SMU-affiliated artists, along with Crockett’s own artwork. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions and providing art consulting services, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to working with local philanthropies. Most recently, art classes have been made available to the public, taught by renowned artist Virginia Marum. Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com