Feature Artist, Mary Holton’s, “Juxtaposition” opens with First Friday Festivities- come and meet Mary on November 3 from 5-9 pm. 

Juxtaposition ”two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect”

Mary Holton will be exhibiting Gallery-favorites, her Ballerinas accompanied by a new series of Abstract Paintings. 

Artist Statement My artistry reflects a quiet rebellion against literal reality while remaining grounded in an appreciation for the beauty contained in our everyday environment.I strive to capture light in its various phases, to present subjects and detail with a looseness and freedom that do not violate the integrity of those elements.For most of my work, I choose the forcefulness of a knife rather than a brush stroke to apply my palette, to create a tactile, textural painting that the viewer is free to touch, enter and be part of.I paint to share a vision with the viewer of the uncommon in the common, eliminating the unnecessary elements that distract, a wabi-sabi approach to art: “if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi.” Leonard Koren


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