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Contact: Andrea Hugg
Artists Exhibit Various “Perspectives” at Cerulean Gallery
Dallas, November 30, 2006 —Cerulean Gallery announces its latest exhibition entitled “Perspectives” which will run December 14 – January 23.
“Each artists’ group of artwork in this exhibition ties into the theme of ‘perspectives’ because they feature representational works of objects, landscapes, fruits, still lifes, etc.,” said Caroline Crockett, owner of the gallery. “However, these pieces are interpreted in a contemporary style using a variety of mediums and perspectives – or interpretations – of reality.”
Exhibiting artists will include:
o Marianne Gargour, Dallas – Oil on Canvas
o Robert P. McGraw, Dallas – Mixed Media
o Kathleen Dello Stritto, Hurst, TX – Mixed Media
o Robin Hazard-Bishop, Hot Springs, AR – Pastel on Suede
Marianne Gargour’s paintings display whimsy in paint, combined with fresh perspectives on common things we eat – These qualities merge with elegance and style. “One’s perspective changes with an object’s position, color, light and its shadow. Our understanding is changed by what is captured on canvas, ” she said. “A table level, close up view of a mere cupcake becomes a meal, a cake transforms into a mountain, and a bowl of cherries appears as a dance.” Gargour, who has been painting for more than 22 years, turned down a scholarship to Pratt Institute to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where she received her B.A. in Humanities. She received a scholarship to study landscape painting and limestone sculpture in Provence, France with the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received an M.S. in Graphic Design at Texas A&M University, has conducted an internship at Southern Methodist University’s marketing department, and has worked as an art director at Tracy Locke Advertising agency.
Robert P. McGraw has studied art his entire life. Born in Dallas, he attended Trinity Christian Academy and received his degree in advertising from Southern Methodist University. His works feature heavy symbolism and studies of life cycles through nature. McGraw treats his subject with the same importance as the message he works to convey through that subject, stating how the subject is studied should be as serious as the art itself and reflect the importance of meaning. McGraw interprets his personal experiences into visual form, and uses the layering of patterns and mediums to develop depth in his artistic “perspective”.
Kathleen Dello Stritto is an award-winning painter, teacher and writer who has been painting professionally for more than 25 years in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. She is a signature member of the Southwest Watercolor Society and Texas Visual Arts Association, and past-president of the Pastel Society of the Southwest. Her paintings have multiple images that reflect differences in time and space. “I invite the viewer to experience the various landscapes as I have, focusing on distant objects, then the foreground, or perhaps my memory of the same scene at different times of the day,” said Dello Stritto. “These paintings are about my visual, emotional and intellectual reaction to the landscapes around me.”
Robin Hazard-Bishop will unveil new work, inspired as always 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 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 including the American Bank in Houston and the Cancer Treatment Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her drawings were featured in 1983 at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth as part of the Creative Process - Drawing Symposium. . She has also been included in the 500 Exposition in Dallas, the Dallas Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Dallas Life Magazine, At Home in Arkansas, and in many gallery exhibits.
The artists’ reception will be Thursday, December 14, 2006 from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 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 where shoppers, students, and diners are provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment. Cerulean Gallery 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 and commissions. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to work with local philanthropies. Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com.