date: June 01, 2017
This June, the Skinny Gallery will feature works by Cat Pope - an artist madly in love with color relationships, dramatic energy, and confident brushwork. Her childhood in Clearwater, Florida instilled in her a love for the natural landscape and the unique sense of light found along the Gulf Coast.
Most known for her oil paintings, Cat’s work depicts the coastal South using post-impressionist and contemporary realist techniques. Layers of color, bold shapes, and manipulation of surface texture illustrate a fascination with the nature of the medium itself and its rapturous capacity for memory.
Cat currently lives and works from her studio in Mobile, Alabama. When not in the midst of creating, Cat enjoys teaching workshops at the Eastern Shore Art Center (Fairhope, AL), and the Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL). Her works have been collected throughout the United States.
According to Cat, "As an artist I cherish adventure, and I am continually enchanted by color and its power to translate atmosphere. This exhibition, as with most of my work, explores the coastal lifestyle, past and present, with the soul of a simpler, romanticized era. Industries of travel and entertainment may change, but nostalgia never grows old."
The exhibition will be on display through Friday, June 30. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, June 9 (6 - 9 PM)! For more information and images, Cat’s portfolio can be found on her website: www.catpope.com.