“Blue Horse #1, latex on Arches paper, 6’x4,”
by Melissa Auberty
Opens on Saturday, March 12, 2011 with an Artist’s Reception from 6:00-8:30pm at Norwood Flynn Gallery. The show continues through Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Norwood Flynn Gallery is pleased to showcase “ONE HUNDRED HORSES: A Series of Drawings and Paintings by Melissa Auberty.”
In this bold new body of work, Melissa continues a theme she began exploring 10 years ago with dramatic and dynamic results. The show continues through April 2, 2011.
Melissa Auberty: Artist Statement for ONE HUNDRED HORSES, A Series of Drawings and Paintings
I was born in the Year of the Horse. I have to assume, then, that my affinity for horses was written in my DNA. I grew up riding horses – communing with them. I rode bareback; swam my horse across a pond while holding onto his mane; slept turned backward resting my head on his sun warmed rump or in the hay above his stall.
Ten years ago I painted my first Blue Horse series, and I’ve been drawing and painting horse shapes ever since. I do not see the horse as a literal shape, but as an abstraction – an emotional charge sounding through their essence, to mine – the rhythm, arching line, outstretched hoof, a flash of teeth.
Deep in the core of all humans is a primal attachment to Equus. Paleolithic man reached high on his cave walls to etch a red, running horse. I am that cave dweller – a primitive seeker inspired by a gentle beast.
About Norwood Flynn Gallery
Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940’s cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists. The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.
Norwood Flynn Gallery – Sue Flynn, Owner
Dallas, Texas 75235
NFG is a member of DADA
Wednesday through Saturday: Noon – 5:30 p.m. And by appointment