Third Thursday Opening Reception – Duality
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - July 31 @ 9:00 pm
Gallery 440 presents a dual exhibition of recent works by Julia Ross and Jennifer Henderson titled, “Duality”. The opening reception will be held on June 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.
“Grounded in the sand, swaying with the ocean breeze, I am at peace.” Sitting on the beach, breathing the sea air, listening to the waves roll in, viewing all variation of color that no man could recreate. The ocean series of encaustic, acrylic and ink paintings bring me to a place, away from everyday reality to relax in the flow of artistic work. The colorful paintings exude happiness.
When I began using the Gallup StrengthsFinder personality testing, it became clear that all of us have our own unique set of strengths. In this series, “The Shadow Side of Strengths” became a true exploration of self. With every strength there is a weakness. This series of 36 “shadows” brings to light the individual weaknesses we all have. With light comes shadows, and with positivity comes negativity. The bright color palette is deceptively playful. The simplicity of the illustrations is hauntingly real when we look into the true meaning of each Strength.