March 9th, 2012

On this beautiful Friday afternoon on Main Street, I wanted to share a few new paintings that have just arrived at Gallery MAR. Both Michael Kessler and Shawna Moore have outdone themselves with their latest works for “Tracing Tangents,” an exhibition featuring new paintings from both abstract artists.

Michael Kessler’s acrylic works are characterized by large fields of diaphanous color that are activated by organic linear structures that have been visually and physically woven into a grid structure. All of these visual elements, as well as the color combinations, have been carefully extracted from nature.

For Shawna Moore, making art is a quest to make sense of the world, both materially and conceptually, through the observance of nature, line, and color and how they entwine with the flow of thought and activity. Moore’s layered encaustic paintings reference a wide variety of topics including family heirlooms, Japanese calligraphy, Tibetan trekking, bodies of water, and planetary cycles. Moore believes in the transcendent quality of art making that touches both the viewer and the artist.

Meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th from 6 to 8 pm and enjoy artful conversation and delicious appetizers from Savoury Kitchen. This exhibition will hang for three weeks.

Who: Michael Kessler and Shawna Moore

What: “Tracing Tangents” exhibition and artist reception

When: Saturday, March 17th, from 6 to 8 pm

Where: Gallery MAR’s NEW location at 436 Main Street, Park City, Utah

See you here!