Archway Gallery presentsA Visual Dialogue
Featuring new works by artists Sue Burke Harrington and Rosanne Hudson
Exhibition January 5 – January 31, 2013
DATE: Saturday, January 5, 2013
TIME: 5 – 8 pm
LOCATION: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
Light refreshments will be served
The artists will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 5 – 8 pm at the gallery, which will include an artist talk by Harrington at 6:30 pm.
Harrington and Hudson’s paintings are a true collaboration, as the artists meet with each other regularly to share their work, ideas and thoughts in an intimate visual conversation, which helps each to see their art from a different viewpoint. Often times they paint together, gathering in Harrington’s garage studio which was specially developed for large-scale painting. As an individual, each "creates" her own work of art, but at the same time they share the common love of the process. In this vein, their works meld and shape the body of the artwork in this joint exhibition.
They communicate their dialogue to viewers through the use of strong color, shapes, line and under painting of multiple layers of acrylic paint or glazes, which add depth to each of their paintings. These elements harmonize and complement one another, producing a unique viewing experience for their audiences.
Harringtonis an award winning artist known for her bold colors and strong compositions in acrylic paintings on canvas. Her love of nature is often felt in her art, as she balances forms, lines and texture and allows the work to grow intuitively.
Harrington honed her passion for art during her childhood, often drawing and painting the rolling landscapes and lakes of the Midwest. This influence is still seen in her organic shapes and colors. She is an energetic painter, often pouring the paint or throwing it at the canvas, developing textures and shapes. The layers of paint and brush strokes create a depth that entices the viewer to journey into the painting with the artist.
She received her B.A.in Studio Art at Michigan State University, where her artwork evolved from realistic to abstract work. She continued her art education on the graduate level. Believing in the benefits of artist communities, Sue is a member many groups including Visual Arts Alliance, SLMM, Lawndale and the Art league of Houston. She enjoys sharing her love of art and has taught people of all ages.
Hudson’s artistic process is her inspiration, drawing her joy from creating. Her work always begins with the application of multiple layers of acrylic glazes onto the canvas; then the painted canvas might be embellished with paper to make a collage or it stands independently with paint, gel mediums and texture. When the color has been established by the glazes and the shapes reveal themselves, she either emphasizes them or diminishes them, according to the developing design. It is at this point that she captures the idea that determines the final outcome of the piece.
Hudson developed her abilities by participating in continuous art education. She has studied at the University of Arizona, Glassell School of Art, North Harris County Junior College and London University. Hudson has taken private and group lessons and has studied with many renowned Houston and nationally known artists through attendance at art workshops and seminars. She’s affiliated with numerous arts organizations including, National Collage Society, Inc; International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA); Watercolor Art Society-Houston; Art League, Houston, First Frontier Collage Society; Visual Arts Alliance; Society of Layerists in Multi Media (SLMM); and more.
FOR HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES, PLEASE CONTACT MONICA RHODES, email@example.com or 979.285.8512.
ABOUT ARCHWAY GALLERY
Artist owned and operated since 1976
Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s and the nation’s oldest artist owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. With more than 30 member artists, one is always on site, offering visitors a unique experience to meet the artists who created the work, offering a personal insight about the process behind their creativity. Each month features a special exhibition by a highlighted member artist(s); the public is invited to the monthly opening receptions to celebrate the new installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 pm. In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments. With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly from the artist. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.comor call 713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.