Experience “Wanderlust” at Cerulean Gallery



Dallas, May 1, 2009 Cerulean Gallery announces its next exhibition "Wanderlust" which features four artists inspired by journey.  The opening reception is May 15, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Margaritas and tapas will be served. The exhibition will run from May 15 – June 22, 2009.


“The ‘Wanderlust’ exhibition celebrates the journey of the artists,” said Caroline Crockett Kneese, owner of the Gallery.  “The four exhibiting artists create texture, color, and imagery that reflect the landscape, whether portrayed in an aesthetic or fantastical manner.”


Exhibiting artists include:


o   Susan Scott, Dallas – Highly textured abstracts on canvas

o   Suzanne Truman, Bozeman, MontanaAbstract/minimalistic encaustic on panel and canvas

o   Ralph Wiegmann, Bozeman, MontanaAbstracted landscapes, wax and oil on canvas

o   Michelle Weddle, Denver, Colorodo – Fantastical and whimsical scenes, oil on canvas


Susan Scott employs a variety of mixed media techniques to create abstract works filled with texture and form.  Her works often preserve pieces of the landscape, such as in “Fire & Ice”, which incorporates the safety glass of a demolished building from downtown Dallas.


The husband and wife team of Suzanne Truman and Ralph Wiegmann master their techniques using oil and wax medium on canvas and panel.  The landscape is essential to their process, whether hiking through pathways and trials to find inspiration or remembering landscapes they’ve visited.  Some of the work is encaustic – a process that heats the wax during the application process and layers it onto the surface.  These layers capture the viewer upon immediate observation.  Truman’s work reflects her intentions to create a resting space for the viewer’s mind, while Wiegmann’s use of layers capture the physical texture of the landscape.


Michelle Weddle’s imaginative works are like fantastical scenes taking us into a journey of the unknown.  Like beautiful dreams captured in color, her oil paintings are serene and whimsical. 


Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest Ave in Snider Plaza.  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 Gallery 

Cerulean 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.