Anita Dawson

July 13 – September 22, 2019
Art League Gallery
Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019  |  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery talk about his work beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Anita Dawson paints iconic still lifes and constructs assemblages and small sculptures. Her work has been exhibited in the Midwest and eastern United States: Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington, Virginia and Winter Park, Florida. Research has taken her on numerous trips to Italy, Spain and France to study iconography. In recent years she has served as a visiting artist and art professor in Aix-en-Provence and Rome. She grew up in Florida, an influence on her present work, earning degrees at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida (M.F.A.).

Artist Statement Excerpt:

In my work my objective is to express the feeling of time and of place, pinning elusive moments that make up a life well-lived where beauty and mystery are primary. Often the table serves as a plain suggesting landscape or a proscenium on which certain objects interrelate. All these elements interweave various levels of illusion and reality to create a charged dramatic atmosphere. 

The web site for her work can be visited at anita-dawson.squarespace.com.

Image: Anita Dawson, Homecoming, 2018, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

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