Title: "What to Do With Orange?" Explores the Impact of Color
What does an artist do with orange? Is it only good for sunsets and flame? Does it have an emotional content or is it just an attention-getter? Richmond artists try to answer these questions and more at Uptown Gallery's sixth judged color exhibit, "What to Do With Orange?". Award-winning artist & respected teacher Susan Singer judges and will give a gallery talk at 6:30 PM Feb. 2.
Wakefield E "Explosion of Orange" acrylic 25x31 $450
Uptown Gallery, 1305 W. Main St., (804) 353-8343 Opening reception Friday, July 6th, from 5PM to 8:30 P.M. for "Finding Common Ground" by David Robatin and 20 other artists. “What to Do With Orange?" in the ELM Loft space continues through July 28.
Uptown Gallery's new exhibit will be "Finding Common Ground: Emotionalism" by David Robatin, a very unusual painter. Most painters portray objects, perhaps with feeling, while others go to great effort not to portray anything recognizable. Robatin, however, paints only his feelings. He translates his emotions into recognizable but highly abstracted objects whose only purpose is to evoke the emotions he has experienced. "It’s freeing to develop an idea and see it through to something that others can experience. To me, the key is finding common ground in that experience – a story or thing that happened to you that has happened to me. I find value in that commonality. Those are my emotions up there, they are my aspirations, my history, happiness and pain. All of it … my wishes, dissention, stubborn nature and second chances ... waiting to be shared with you."
image by David Robatin. Called "It's OK--Come With Me--I Have a Way", acrylic painting