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Cerulean Gallery Brings Together Artistic Convergence
Dallas, October 9, 2006 —Cerulean Gallery announces its latest exhibition entitled “Convergence” which will run November 3 – December 12.
“The artwork by the six featured artists converge in this exhibition, meaning they flow together like a sentence and communicate with each other like a good conversation,” said Caroline Crockett Pickton, owner of the gallery. “The pieces relate to each other in many ways including their contemporary style, color, and feeling. Each artist’s group of work picks up elements from the other artist’s work.”
Exhibiting artists will include:
o Marian Lefeld, Dallas – Printmaking
o Lois Thompson, Leawood, KS – Mixed Media Assemblage
o Susan Hanson, McKinney, TX – Mixed Media Assemblage
o John Gary Brown, Lawerence, KS – Oil on Canvas
o Robin Hazard-Bishop, Hot Springs, AR – Pastel on Suede
o Liz London, McKinney, TX – Mixed Media Assemblage
For Cerulean Gallery’s “Convergence” exhibition, Marian Ichaso Lefeld creates a visual language, featuring works in series which facilitate the exploration of the subject at different levels. “The beauty of art is that, when engaging, the subject is never exhausted. There is always a remainder, a surplus that can be carried over into a new image like the mathematician who’s seeking for the last equation, to the simplest of forms.”
Lois Thompson and Susan Hanson are a mother/daughter team who converge and collaborate with their artwork. It takes both minds and efforts to complete a piece of art. For example, Hanson might start a piece and work on it to a certain point, and then Thompson will pick up where Hanson left off – either completing the work, going back and forth, or working on it at the same time. “Convergence” will be their fifth collaboration exhibition.
John Gary Brown specializes in oil painting abstract landscapes. “The landscape allows me to create worlds that reflect my view of reality – that the universe evolves in an unhurried but inexorable process that deserves respect and emulation. I endeavor to create subjective interpretations of specific places or experiences, using light, color, and configurations to suggest each outward manifestation.”
Always a Cerulean favorite, Robin Hazard-Bishop will feature vibrant paintings, featuring works on suede and the bold colors inspired by her hometown of Hot Springs. Hazard-Bishop’s works have been featured in the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, 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.
Back by popular demand, each of Liz London’s pieces blend different levels of paint with mixed media and symbolism to tell a story. As inspiration, she often uses photography, found objects, and paper from explorations throughout her travels. London’s work captures forgotten and abandoned landscapes as well as figurative poses, combined with symbolic representations from all over the world and across time. Adding to her repertoire, London will be featuring a new series of light boxes, inspired by nature. Built out of wood and plexi glass, the boxes are lit from within, creating ethereal warmth.
The artists’ reception will be Friday, November 3, 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 Pickton, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University. The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, along with Pickton’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.