The whole reason for us wanting to do this kind of exhibit is because, as emerging artists ourselves, we know how hard it can be to break into the scene, and we know that not a lot of galleries are interested in the emergers, and that can dampen their inspiration. I do believe however, that by me curating my second anual emerging artists exhibit, that word can spread, and all you artists wanting to take the plunge might have an extra reason to for 2013! And soon maybe even other galleries will be inspired to feature the brand new emerging artists in their city.
What's most fascinating to me about the aspiring artists is the rawness in their works. The haven't been so polished that they know exactly what to paint and in what style, but rather, their images are full of imagination and possibilities. The are on the path to where soon their art form will be so finely executed and with so much purpose as they evolve. But one day, they will come back over these first few paintings from their first few series, and remember what they were, where the came from, and where they are going.
Here are some images from our studio visits!
|in the studio with Paul Morin|
|Hephaestus, oil and leaf on canvas, Paul Morin|
|oil on canvas, Kate Daly|
|It Will Only Leave A Little Scar, oil on canvas, Kate Daly|