Monday, April 16, 2018

Preoccupation - a solo show featuring the works of Vanessa Bates at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Be sure to put Preoccupation, a solo show by 2017 100% Pure Florida winner, Vanessa Bates, on your calendar for May 29 through June 30. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to host this exhibit and will have an Opening Reception on the evening of First Friday, June 1. Come between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm for light refreshments to meet Vanessa and learn more of her process and work.

This will be an exhibit you will not want to miss. Vanessa's sharp sense of humor and irony lead the viewer on a delightful adventure in color and message. She describes her work this way, “The subject matter itself is often chosen for humor, expressed either as visual irony or lighthearted observation.” She began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator but gravitated towards fine art as her experimentation in color drifted outside the gamut possible with traditional printing techniques. She says of her work, “Early illustration lessons still influence my art as each work has a simple focus and studied use of color and light to direct attention to the subject of the piece.” Vanessa works in both acrylic and digital with equal fluency.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public.

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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  

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