Paulette Lorraine Berner Community Gallery
December 27 - January 30
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12:00-4:30 p.m.
When I was asked about showing at BAM, it was suggested I show my earliest work, such as these skaters I did when I lived in Chicago near Lake Michigan. I was about 12 years old then. The other early paintings were from later teen-aged years. I thought it would be more interesting to show my most recent work with the earliest, so I will include four paintings done in 2020.
Paintings range from 12 or 13 to age 90.
It is generally understood that you can not replicate with words
what you hear in music; that touch can not be conveyed with language;
counting requires numbers; describing the taste of wine is a stretch
often laughable. Yet it is expected from artists that their work can be
spoken as well as seen. It is the gift of the poet to evoke verbally what
is usually understood by other senses. It is expecting too much that
the artist also be a poet, but such is her obligation. The results,
it seems to me, more often than not only subtract from the visual art.
Rather than speak of exploring in quasi scientific style or waxing
sentimental about inspirations at the shore at age 6 with grandfather
or referring to the symbolism, I prefer to use the computer shorthand
about my work: WYSIWYG. What You See Is What You Get. Virtual Slideshow: https://www.facebook.com/bellefonteartmuseum/videos/415112393141219/