Don't let summer so preoccupy your time that you miss Preoccupation, a solo show by 2017 100% Pure Florida winner, Vanessa Bates. This exhibit will open on May 29 and run through June 30 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on the evening of First Friday, June 1. Come between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm to meet Vanessa and learn more of her process and work.
You will have a second opportunity to meet Vanessa also on Saturday, June 9. There will be a gallery walk with Vanessa commenting on her work as she leads you through the exhibit. Her work will captivate you with her sharp sense of humor and irony. Count on a delightful adventure in color and message.
Bates 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.