ArtHatch & Distinction present:
Featuring the Art of
February 9 – March 2, 2013
Opening Reception with Artist in attendance and Live Music:
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6-10pm
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to present an irresistible new show featuring the stunning work of Santa Barbara based artist Pamela Wilson, entitled “Electric Sugar”. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6-10pm with the Artist, Pamela Wilson, present to meet, greet, and answer questions. Live Music, complimentary Wine and Stone Brewery Beer for guests 21 of age or older will be included at the Opening Reception.
Pamela Wilson has built a reputation for works of art that transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the sublime and otherworldly. She develops haunting images that evoke moods, dreams, and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She explores the great chasm of the unknown, the abyss that opens when you seek to understand the place of the human in modernity. The people in her paintings are often called “lost, odd, mad,” or similar terms denoting something out of alignment with ordinary reality. She believes that letting ourselves explore the inherent “distortions” in reality is part of what gives us heart, and balance. Addressing “beauty” in a painting feels too passive, and what she is seeking is a psychological moment, a different kind of beauty. She has much to say of the dark and hilarious absurdities we must often endure... while we are creating ourselves.
The exhibition will run from February 9 – March 2, 2013
ArtHatch is a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, "The Alley," featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 6 local teens, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and "The Lounge", containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.
A variety of art books, prints, and collectors dolls are now available as well as an in house art supply store.
ArtHatch & Distinction Gallery, 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025, (760) 781-5779