Sunday, September 1, 2013

“Nancy Dillen’s Animal Paintings Currently Featured in Two National Exhibits”


Melbourne artist, Nancy Dillen, will have four paintings in two national juried exhibits
during the months of September and October.

1. “small work-BIG TALENT” takes place at Las Laguna Gallery, 815 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA from September 7 – 28. Las Laguna Gallery received hundreds of image submissions and 88 artists’ works were selected for display. A quote from the gallery’s website by Van Gogh states, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Artworks include mixed media, oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, ink, graphite, glass, and pastel.

Nancy Dillen’s paintings featured at the gallery are: Colonel Wiener and Ensign Billie. Both
are oil paintings 10” x 10”.
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2. “Animal Other” will be the theme for the exhibit at the Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, AR. Dates: September 12- October 17. Guest curator, Ally Glowacki, posed the following questions:

Is there a point where animal ends and human begins? Western philosophy suggests that the being known as "Animal" is forever positioned on the complete opposite side of the divide; a divide that reassures "Man" as superior. But, is that divide permeable? Nonhuman animals, especially those
species that interact with us, such as domesticated dogs, transcend that divide on a daily basis. Not human  and no longer just animal, these species occupy a new type of existence referred to as "Animal Other."

Nancy’s paintings featured in this show are: Ready to Play? and Billie Blue. Both are oil paintings on canvas 12” x 12”. Her work can always be seen on her website:
http://dillenart.com. Please share this with your friends that live in or near these cities!

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