Madness and Calm,
Deann Mills, March 2018 at Muse Gallery
March 1st through April 1st, 2018, Muse Gallery, 52 North Second Street, Old City, Philadelphia, 19106, 215. 627. 5310
First Friday: March 2nd, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00pm
Artist’s reception: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2-5 pm
“When starting a painting, I try to be crazy and paint with whatever feels good at the moment: old acrylic test paint, rollers, squeegees, stir sticks, wire mesh, oil sticks, and lots of smearing and dripping. It is pure madness and lots of fun. After a time, the painting has to calm down, be edited, have a composition and hopefully a dominant color. My paintings are all about the tension between madness and calm, my striving to keep the energy, chaos and color while imposing an order and coherence.”
Mission: Established late in 1977, the Muse Gallery is an artists’ cooperative dedicated to encourage and promote its members’ artistic expression through abstract, conceptual and representational forms. Reflecting an aesthetic that awakens awareness, the Muse Gallery affirms the shared experience of art between the artist and the community. Please see the membership page to view a detailed history of Muse.
Thank you to Charlene Lutz for the content of this post.
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