Sharon Coulson Downes: Oaxaca; Last Days

MUSE Gallery will be closed from March 13th through March 31st

 We are concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the health of our patrons, visitors and the members of our cooperative gallery.

This is a challenging time in our community and we want to continue to inspire and share the power of art with our exhibitions. 
Our exhibition continues to be open by appointment.
Contact Martha Hope Carey -
August 3
September 2, 2018
Artist Reception: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
5 - 8pm
Meet the Artist: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018
4 - 6pm
First Friday: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
5 - 8pm

The painting series, Oaxaca; Last Days, was inspired by Sharon's trip to the city last year.  The culture, stark light, and sharply defined shadows of the architecture there evoked a flat-footed honesty that spoke to a personal struggle she was facing at the time.

Simplistic line and flatly rendered space meets us in the landscape.  Her intention with this approach to her subject matter is to play with the viewer's perception of perspective and undermine preconceived ideas of stability.  Bold color floods these canvases and invites the viewer to step into a landscape of their own.