|A Bit Happy and a Little|
Crazy by Kellen Beck Mills
The show included works by 31 artists who had been invited to submit "engaging and provocative depictions of the human form." As I walked around the galleries, I was struck by the variety in the works, which included both all types of two dimensional art -- collage, painting, photography -- and sculpture. I am always a fan of collage, and this work by Kellen Beck Mills caught my eye (perhaps because the subject reminded me of Frida Kahlo). When I googled Mills, I learned that she has created a Donna Quixote series of collages, and I suspect that this is part of the series. Mills says, "The character, Donna Quixote, is a transformation of an earlier character of Wonder Woman. She is a stumblebum super heroine who is like a paper doll, finding herself in various costumes, environments, and adventures." I like it.
|Black Sweater/White Skirt by Alicia Schmidt|
|Media Goddess by Pat Collins|
|Faceless #6 by Marcus Jansen|
I came away from the reception quite pleased that I'd opted for making the trek to Fort Myers to see the show over going home to sit on my couch. (It was touch and go there for a while, though!) I was able to promote the upcoming National Art Exhibition while seeing some fun and thought-provoking art. That's what I call a win-win.