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June Issue 2005
SOLO Art Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC, Features Exhibit of Different Views
Uncommon Perspective, a group exhibition featuring abstract figurative oil paintings from Pat Pilkington, photography from Diane Amato, cut paper collages from Lisa Morton, and collaborative works using toy images from Nanny Studios, will open at SOLO Art Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC, on June 21, 2005. The exhibition will run through Aug. 13, 2005.
Pat Pilkington began painting after personal tragedy and serious illnesses propelled her to search for new life experiences. She picked up a paintbrush and has never stopped growing and experimenting as an artist. An accomplished watercolorist and pastelist, she moved into oils. Most recently Pilkington has been working in oil with wax on canvas to create a series of abstract figurative paintings. Color, lively brushstroke and a sense of light imbue her figures with life and energy.
Diane Amato left the corporate world in 1995 to pursue her passion for photography. She attained a degree in Commercial Photography and opened a studio. Amato had been interested in photography since childhood. She remembers being mesmerized by the emotion of the images in Life and National Geographic magazines. "I love the way photography enables me to capture and freeze a moment in time." Amato will be exhibiting black and white images taken with pinhole and plastic cameras, as well as a series of color floral photographs.
Lisa Morton likes to draw and then does cut paper collages from her drawings. Even if the same original drawing is used, no handmade collage is ever the same as any other. Morton uses acid free papers of very high quality, combined with acid free adhesives. "With color and line, I can fully show the intricate ties and patterns I see shared by people and animals in settings wild or domestic, interior or exterior." Morton will be exhibiting new works in both her room interior and bird series.
Nanny Studios is the collection of collaborative works by Diane Amato and Lisa Morton. The two artists use dolls, props, and Morton's cut paper imagery to stage their recreations of famous paintings or current events of popular culture, which Amato then photographs. Barbie is a frequent participant in these elaborately staged photographs. The two artists bring well-defined senses of humor to much of their work; although some of their pieces do comment on the sorrows or political realities of the world.
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