The Corona Virus pandemic has upended our lives. We were already facing global climate change and increases in the number of nuclear weapons. Now this virus, and others that may follow. Most of us who are fortunate enough to be artists don’t usually need to confront such realities. We survived 9/11 and Sandy. We have entered another one of those moments, but this time human life is threatened throughout the planet.
It seems impossible to make art that will live up to the challenge & much won’t, but making art is a critical part of our survival. Making art is comfort both for the creator as is the sharing a form of comfort for the receiver, even if it doesn’t express or remove the terror. The comfort exists both in the making and in the seeing and sharing.
– Vernita Nemec, Viridian Artists
Hi there, I just wanted to give a quick update that one of my favorite works “Tortured” along with the “Hope” hourglass sculpture got accepted to a virtual exhibition called “Sanguine Expectations” by Viridian Artists gallery! Please go check it out to see the works of 20 different artists, each with their own unique point of view.
In these difficult times, many artists and galleries look at how art can provide us with a much needed sense of optimism that we need to get through this. One way of doing this is to manage our expectations and stay positive, which is exactly what this exhibition is calling us to do.
Art is my emotional outlet and my oasis. I use art to express my feelings and work through life issues. Come join me on this journey of letting go of control and letting the creative process take over. You will get access to all of the behind the scenes footage and see the major breakthroughs that translate into new artwork.
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