Shelby Morgner Johnson Art Opening
Exhibition: August 5 – 27
My paintings are about the inner emotion of a life observed and universal human longing, reflected in still life, interiors, that harbor some element of the personal. Figures are, when they appear, more aligned to memory. Time no longer represents an exclusive, finite commodity, but a multitude of shared experiences. A traveler is perennially the outsider wherever he/she goes, and that allows for a kind of freedom, a kind of insight, through lack of familiarity. The paintings depict a moment
caught between arrival and departure, departure and arrival.
In my motel postcard series, I am looking for quality of the “air,” not just space. The rooms are not empty, they are present. The rooms are full of the “air” of inspiration and feeling.
Library open hours for exhibition.
Admission is free: purchases of art and donations for the library are welcome.