Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Gallery Exhibition and the Power of Art

 Echoes 1, collage, Donna Watson

I have 4 paintings and a number of collages in the Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden exhibition titled The Celebration of Spring through June 14th.  The gallery is open every weekend and on week days by appointment (360-387-2759).

Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
2345 Blanche Way
Camano Island,  WA

Moment, cold wax, oil paints, paper, stone:  10"x10", Donna Watson

"Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.
What makes a work of art 'good' for you is not something that is already 'inside' it, but something that happens inside you --- so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art."  ---  Brian Eno

Fossil, cold wax, oil, papers, fossil:  8"x8", Donna Watson

"Art has to reveal to us ideas, formless spiritual essences.  The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring... "  James Joyce,  Ulysses

Landmark, cold wax, oil, papers;  16"x16",  Donna Watson

"Art starts with creation adn will always be part of being human.  As long as we live, our art will be there.  It is like when you come upon a dried up plant that you know contains an edible tuber.... you have to dig really deep to see where it started its life.  That is where you will find the food to eat.  Art is like that.  You have to dig deep to find its life (meaning).
----  Xgaiga Qhomatca


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

All the best in this fine exhibit = )

Magdalena said...

Beautiful work and exhibition!
Best wishes Donna!

Paris Rendez-vous and Beyond said...

Donna these works are so beautiful and sensitive. The quotes are wonderful too...but I particularly like Brian Eno's quote. Now I want to go and make something!!!


Robyn said...

You always make me pause to think about the ideas you express so beautifully. Thank you.
Have you ever exhibited at Seager Grey Gallery in Mill Valley, CA? Her gallery and your work seem like such a good fit.

ELFI said...

ce minimalisme me plait aussi les couleurs sont subtiles!

Barry said...

D - the exhibition and space looks delightful; and as one of the quotes says being there would be an experience that elicits joy. B

Sharmon Davidson said...

Congratulations on the exhibit, Donna! Your new work is absolutely inspirational, and I love the Brian Eno quote!

Laura said...

Beautiful work, and thank you for the quotes...seems I needed to read them today.

Carole Reid said...

Matzke Gallery must be please to have your work in their gallery. Lucky them!
"Landmark" speaks especially loudly to me. Thanks, Donna.

Seth said...

Stunning, stunning work! Congratulations.

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