WITHOUT LIMITS – Expressions of the Heart and Soul
by Artist Veronica Dyer at Archway Gallery
Exhibition August 6 - September 1, 2011
Opening Reception & Artist Talk
DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2011
TIME: 5 – 8 pm
LOCATION: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
Archway Gallery presents Without Limits – Expressions of the Heart and Soul, featuring paintings and ink on paper works by one of its newest members, Veronica Dyer. The exhibition will be on view August 5 – September 1, 2011.
The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, August 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery.
Dyer’s works fuse the emotional impetus of Abstract Expressionism with Color Field painting. Her primary medium is acrylic on canvas where she often incorporates mixed medium and layering techniques into her paintings. Her works range from large-scale canvases – 42’ x 72’ – to small-scale works that are 12” x 12” in size. She will also show a series of ink on paper works that range in size from 16’ x 20’ to 5” x 8”.
Each work is a new artistic adventure for Dyer inspired by her heart and soul.
"Layer by layer, minute by minute, hour by hour, day after day”, states Dyer, “with palettes, knife, brushes, sponges, spatulas, electric sanders, even my hands - I layer my thoughts and emotions in my paintings. At times a theme continues to hold my attention, resulting in a series united by things such as bits of “graffiti” or similar shapes and hues. At other times, single works evolve from a new idea or my dream of the day.”
Dyer is a native of Maracaibo, Venezuela. She moved to the United States in 2000, and currently resides and paints daily in her home in League City. She became a U.S. citizen in February 2010.
Dyer was born into a family of artists. Her grandfather was a painter of Venezuelan pastorals. Her father grew up in France and was both a painter and sculptor. Consistent exposure to his art influenced her desire to paint and she has pursued that passion since she was 13 years old.
Dyer has had exhibitions in Maracaibo, Venezuela as well as McAllen, South Padre and Houston. Her work is part of private collections in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Switzerland. Currently her art can be seen in Houston in Archway Gallery, Mixed Emotions Gallery, Galeria Regina and Space. She is one of Archway Gallery’s newest member artists.
ABOUT ARCHWAY GALLERY – Celebrating our 35th Anniversary
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. Artists are always on site, offering visitors a unique experience to meet the artist who created the work, offering a personal insight about the process behind their creativity. The gallery offers a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments. In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors. With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for art. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call 713.522.2409. Become a fan on Facebook.