FEATURED ARTISTS showS
Over the first weekend each month, Friday – Sunday, DAC hosts a Featured Artist Show in the Studio Gallery.
These mini-shows spotlight the work of two or three member artists, usually in a combination of 2D and 3D artwork.
FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST SHOW
JANIS BULLER | CATHY PARKER
STUDIO GALLERY, FEBRUARY 4 – 6
Janis Buller has lived in Southern California most of her life, from the desert to the sea. The different terrains are a constant inspiration.
Janis was originally an abstract painter while in Los Angeles where she studied at Otis College of Art and Design. After moving to the desert she decided to take on the challenge of landscape painting, striving to capture the colors and the ever moving light as it constantly changes.
One of her goals is to simplify the painting and not paint every thorn on the cactus! Her great appreciation of the beauty, shadows and light found in the desert constantly inspire her paintings.
Until recently, Cathy Parker has devoted her time as a representative artist, the abundance of the desert’s abstract her inspiration.
Her current focus is abstraction, using a limited palette of black and white. Square grid substrates offer a compositional challenge. Using mixed media, each piece begins with a rubber cement resist, followed by layers of sumi ink washes in varying values with white acrylic, ink or gesso emphasizing highlights.
By approaching her work without preconceived notions or plan for an end product, each new layer of media informs her next move.