Form, Figure, Gesture is the latest exhibition to open up at the Anne Neilson Gallery and features four of the galleries female artists; Bonnie Goldberg, Lisa Moore, Gail Ragians and Daniela Schweitzer. Through the combination of form, figure and gesture the exhibition is a celebration of the human figure.
Award winning artist Lisa Upchurch Moore was born and raised in Northwest Georgia. Surrounded by artists, educators and free thinkers, Lisa was taught to look at the world in a way that enabled her to appreciate the beauty and wonder the surrounds all of us. That open way of thinking and seeing led Lisa to develop the skill of creativity that took her through sixteen years in the corporate world as a organizational development and design specialist. In short, her personal and work life passionately led her to a career as a professional artist.
Every Moment a Lifetime
This piece had me absolutely mesmerized. I to sit on one of the nearby benches and just look at the piece in an absolute state of wonder. Everything about the piece completely draws the viewer in.
Keep it Hush Hush
Born and raised in Argentina, Daniela Schweitzer now resides in Los Angeles. She is classically trained with a focus on figurative and non-representational abstract paintings. Daniela draws inspiration from the energetic and vibrant colors of her upbringing in South America. She enjoys the simplicity of everyday happening and relishes the importance of the human connection.
Cooling Off by the Pool & Taking a Dip
Gail Ragains paintings like a jazz musician improves. Starting from the roots and a strong foundation, she branches out and makes it her own. Gail is a physical and expressive painter. The more she can move and dance around the canvas, the more connected she is to the painting.
If I start out with a plan, it most likely will change. If I stick to a plan, it will most likely fail. I let the canvas tell me where it wants to go. – Gail Ragains
Bonnie’s figure work is the embodiment of who she is as an artist. She connects the lines and shapes of the pose, the gesture of the model, and finds the essence of the person who is posing. As Bonnie finds the gesture, she tries to keep the details to a minimum. She believes it is important to engage the viewer in a work of art.
And When I Wake