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Crossroads Carnegie Art Center November First Friday Exhibit
November 3, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Join Crossroads Carnegie Art Center on First Friday, November 3, for the opening of “Language of the Land” by Hartini Gibson. The First Friday Reception starts at 5 p.m., Artist’s Talk at 5:30. This exhibit is on display until October 28, 2023.
- Hartini Gibson’s bold use of color and composition tantalizes the eyes and draws the viewer into a dreamscape that is at once captivating and yet unattainable. Her landscapes tell a story filled with emotion, giving a voice to the earth through an ephemeral lens, evoking a depth of mystery and meaning.
More about the Artist:
Artist Statement from Hartini Gibson
I am an artist who paints stories that speak of time, place, and nature. My artwork is a contemporary fiction composed of fragments of thought, place, sight, myth, emotion, and dream. I am primarily a painter, painting large expressive, colorful, imaginary, abstract landscapes, in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Nature is my muse and inspiration. Unspecific past, specific present, and undetermined future co-mingle in my work to form a recognizable story and moment that is both as specific and ungraspable as time itself.
I have purposely painted my work in a simple way akin to the glimpse of what one may see at first glance. I have exaggerated color, subject and composition to express the lingering emotion of what one may feel. I am trying to evoke a feeling of mystery and moment as specific, timeless, and elusive as the shape of a cloud, the feel of the wind, the smell of an approaching storm, and the change of light in the sky.
Crossroads is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the First Friday show opening continuing till 8 p.m. each month.