WATER: Beautiful Powerful Shimmering
June 3 – 24, 2021
Opens on our website: June 1, 2021 at 11 AM
Opens in the gallery: June 3, 2021 at 11 AM
Shimmering surfaces, a beckoning flow, a life-giving force: Water.
The artists represented at American Folk Art all find inspiration from water, and create using their own affinities to it in myriad creative and personal ways.
“I delight in finding the commonalities in our artists’ works, and all the different angles from which they view their lives. Identifying a common theme emerging from their hearts is so much more inspired that asking an artist to paint to a chosen subject matter.”
–Betsey-Rose Weiss, gallery owner
Water references in the bible, in dream states, the sudden nostalgia evoked from noticing a water tower, to a walk in the rain or a moment of lakeside revelry… Water is us; it has permeated our consciousness and the imagery we create. Water gives us life, but we must also respect the power of its currents and tides. This dichotomy lends a certain drama and reverence to the way in which we depict the brilliant surfaces and mysterious depths of water.
This show marks the 20th anniversary of American Folk Art & Framing and honors the important contribution of all creative artists, including those who followed a very non-traditional path to becoming recognized as brilliant artists.