Michael Anderson

Footprint, Art Saint Louis Gallery Exhibition

Two Works Selected For Juried Exhibition

Footprint, Art Saint Louis Gallery Exhibition

Art Saint Louis will present "Footprint," an all media juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that address the marks and impressions that we leave on this planet physically, emotionally, in society, as well as our footprint as we walk through our lives. The theme also applies to the marks left on the surface of an artwork.

Exhibition jurors, Deborah Douglas, a mixed media artist based in St. Louis, MO and Professor of Art & Art History, Saint Louis University and Matthew Isaacson, artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics, Austin Community College, Austin, TX, selected two of my paintings for inclusion in the gallery show.

Seems Like A Dream, an 18" x 24" oil, was inspired by an image captured in black & white newsreel footage made in Berlin in 1925. I used saturated colors to evoke Fauvism or German expressionist art of that era. The casual elegance of the couple strolling in a park belies the terrible events that were about to happen in Germany.

The Way depicts a solitary figure stepping into a shaft of light that illuminates the hem of his garment. To me "capturing" light in a painting represents a visual metaphor for the spiritual nature of things unseen such as imagination or an answered prayer.

I am honored to have my paintings in the gallery of Art Saint Louis in Footprint, September 1 through October 25, 2021

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