From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19, the Gadsden Museum of Art will host an Opening Reception and Artist Talk for Sara Garden Armstrong’s Threads and Layers, located in the Main and Courtyard Galleries on the first floor of the museum. Another featured artist for the talk will be Shaun Roberts, whose exhibition Archetypes and Eternal Stories, is located in the Barbara Reed Gallery on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served.
Armstrong’s artist statement characterizes her work as lyrical, nature-based biomorphic abstraction, focusing on life processes and systems. This exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, artist’s books, and installations, representing both current and older work. One New York critic says that Armstrong’s art “has a resounding impact for today, and vast implications for whatever tomorrow may bring.”
Shaun Roberts utilizes allegorical and western motifs to explore timeless narratives within his paintings. He looks to cultures and canonized beauties of the past, such as the Renaissance or the American West. Roberts explores sentimentality and sensuality in his paintings, which intentionally create a cathartic moment between the viewer and the subject.