Sharon Coulson Downes: Oaxaca; Last Days

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.