I’m in love with an artist I discovered when I passed by two of my favorite galleries this weekend. It’s the route I usually take when traversing the city on the way back home. There was a parking spot open, I parked, and walked in. The two galleries are physically connected, but independent from one another: White Walls and the Shooting Gallery on Larkin Street.
It was the last day of the Shooting Gallery exhibit, ‘Collecting My Thoughts’–a showcase of paintings and mixed media by one artist. The artist (she happened to be there taking pictures before they brought down the art) had spent six months on the paintings which drew upon her life experiences including having open heart surgery. Her work includes vintage items like typewriters and cameras because she comes from a background of antique collectors. I like her subject material which is personal and reflective. I think others can really relate when you open yourself up like that.
I was enthralled–as were others roaming around the gallery. The exhibit had done well with over 70% of the work sold. I kept staring at her feature piece–one of the few paintings that hadn’t sold. I was surprised. She was too. It was her favorite painting. I want it. Maybe with my bonus.