Last night I attended a wonderful preview reception of Denver artist Sharon Feder’s new exhibit, “Passages” at Ironton Studios in Denver. Sharon paints “abstractions of nature and architecture” and captures something that I really love – a sense of “place”.
Her Trainyard No. 1 in particular was my favorite… it made me want to step right in and soak up the scene that she created. I’ll admit that I’ve always been drawn to trains. I even wanted to be a train engineer when I was young, but according to my father, I’d have to join a “union” and would then be “kicked out of the family”. I was only about eight, so didn’t know what a “union” was, but surely didn’t want to become an engineer and then get kicked out of the family (can you imagine?!).
With all of Sharon’s art in this exhibit, I also love the layering that she acheives with color and texture. And, I like that she is now painting on panel. Sharon was a pleasure to meet and fun to talk with!
Be sure to check out her art during the exhibit – the Opening Reception is tonight, Friday, April 18th from 6pm – 9pm and again on First Friday, May 2nd from 6pm – 10pm (after you come by my new studio party!). The exhibit is ongoing through May 17, 2008.
Sharon Feder, Trainyard No. 1 (detail), 36 x 48 inches, oil on panel, 2008.