Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Sky Ragas" - Solo Exhibition at the Old Firehouse Gallery

Here are the photos of my solo show 
in the Members Gallery at the Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado.
The exhibition is on display until June 17.

Left:  Sky Raga Sunrise #2, 36" x 12"                              
Center:  Sky Raga #1 & #2, each 24" x 48"

Sky Raga Reverie,  36" x 36"

Top:  Colorado Clouds,  24" x 36"
Right:  Sky Raga Sunrise #1, 36" x 12"

Left:  Sky Raga Sunrise #1, 36" x 12"
Top Center:  Yugen, 24" x 72"

The Old Firehouse Art Center is open 
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am - 5 pm
Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm

Old Firehouse Art Center, Fourth & Coffman, Longmont, CO

Here is the artist statement for the exhibition:

Golden sunlight skips along the clouds singing songs of joy and the blue sky delightfully embraces the dance. 

Within the three groupings of oil paintings, Suzanne shares her contemplation of clouds, sunlight and sky; and invites the viewer to look above the trees, around the corners of buildings and over the highways to the magnificent world above us.

“Raga” is a Sanskrit word implying “color, hue, beauty, melody”. In musical terms, it implies “a melodic framework for composition and improvisation”.   Suzanne’s golden clouds dance in the sky and sing songs of joy—a true raga.

Quentin Young, Longmont Times-Call , describes Suzanne’s work as, “The paintings sometimes have the look of a Rothko color field painting.  Suzanne’s goal is not to depict a scene.  It’s to depict her contemplation of a scene.”

Sky Ragas Solo Show at the Old Firehouse Gallery

I hung the show on Tuesday with the help of two friends, Annette Coleman and Mike Reynolds.  And, then, we went out to lunch!  Here are some photos of the process.

Annette Coleman (left) and I are making sure are measurements are right.
Behind us a triptych:  "Sky Raga Reverie"

Mike Reynolds (left) and I are making the final adjustment to the canvas placement.
Behind us a diptych:  "Sky Ragas"  
(See the post below for a complete photo of the painting.)

Gallery Manager, Paul Peacock, completing the final touches to the show.

I'm done.  Now off to lunch!
Behind me on the left:  "Sky Raga Sunrise #1"
(Number #2 is on another wall.)

Hope to see you are the opening on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm.
Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave & Coffman, Longmont, CO 80501
(Just look for the original Longmont firehouse that has been converted to an art center.)