Painting by Maureen Howles. Courtesy photo
Clearing skies oil painting. Painting by Maureen Howles
“Latitude”, a solo exhibition of work by Maureen Howles is set for July 4 through Aug. 5, in the gallery at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave.
A reception is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. This exhibit presents various presentations of “scapes” from the traditional or representational naturalistic landscape to the semi abstract study of nature as pure form and to the fictitious conceptual invented landscape. The techniques employed to accommodate this range include painting, printmaking, photography and digital design.
Maureen Howles Artist’s Statement
“My inspiration springs from the natural world. The shapes, forms and colors of land and sky internalize and are brought forward into a new representation on canvas or paper. Influenced by both the poetic and calligraphic qualities inherent in Asian art, many of my pieces tend to be quiet reflections of the external world.
I approach landscapes primarily with a subdued palette which provides concentrated natural coloration. Oil, monotype, watercolor, collage, encaustic, and both digital and traditional photography are the mediums that I also utilize to produce images varying in style from subjective naturalism to the abstract and the nonrepresentational.
As a multidisciplinary artist, the ability to work in a variety of mediums enables me to select a process that I feel will be most effective in expressing a personal experience as it relates to either a specific place or to an internal concept.”
The gallery is open during library hours:
- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
- 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
For information, call Katy Korkos at 505.428.1501 or 505.662.8240.