“Brant Rock” Heading to NY

Artist Shilo Ratner_Brant Rock_20 x 20in_Acrylic on Canvas
Brant Rock, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

I feel so blessed to have my painting “Brant Rock” chosen to be exhibited in the National Juried Art Show “Color” at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. The juror for this exhibition is Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Color is “passive,” “deceptive,” and “unstable,” color behaves, color  is magic.”   – Joseph Albers, Interaction of Color

BWAC Show Curators: Katrina D. Jeffries and Alicia Degener

Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6PM

Bendheim Gallery Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 17

Bendheim Gallery Artists’  Reception: Thursday, May 17
Bendheim Gallery Exhibition, May 2018

I am really looking forward to this reception at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT.

The Greenwich Arts Council
“Art to the Avenue Makes a Stop at the Bendheim”
Works by: Sarah Balcombe | Joyce Grasso | Morris Finkelstein
Susan Kalla | Keith Magner | Corey Marchetti | Shilo Ratner
(Paintings, Photographs and Sculptures)

April 27 to June 6, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 8PM
at The Bendheim Gallery
299 Greenwich Ave.
Second Floor

The painting “Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas (Framed) $3200 is the Top
Left Image.

“Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas,  To Purchase Painting Contact: Greenwich Arts Council: 203-862-6750

 

sum total of our experiences

Brant Rock, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

Growing up in a beach town in the summer was amazing. I have fond memories as a young child of spending my days swimming, climbing the jetty and eating sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not recommended). In my teens, that same beach is where I had my first kiss and had my young heart shattered. When I think back to all of those experiences I  smile. This quote by B.J. Neblett says it all.

“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”

I am a beach girl at heart and my abstractions are the sum total of my life experiences.

 

View: Abstraction

Just Imagine a World at Peace

Imagine, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

My posts are toggling back and forth these days with Figurative and Abstracted work. All I can say to that is that I am on this wild upswing and connecting to my truth as a painter.

The inspiration to create this painting all began with putting my daughters to bed. Part of their bedtime routine is to listen to music with either me singing completely off tune or listening to a selected list of songs. We were listening to “Imagine” written by #JohnLennon and I was telling my girls that this is one of my favorite songs. The following morning my oldest started singing it to me. The beauty of her singing as well as the beauty behind the lyrics burrowed deep into my heart. That morning in the studio I started working on this #painting. “Imagine”, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas, 2018. Just imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders, divisions of religion or nationality.

View: Abstraction.