The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to present Double Vision, an exhibit featuring new work by Sharon Brown and Susan Planalp. The show will open with a reception on Friday, September 4th, 2015, from 6 to 9PM, and remain on display until October 30, 2015. An additional reception will be held on Friday, October 2, from 6 to 9PM, and the gallery will be open to groups and individuals Thursday afternoons and any time by appointment.
In Double Vision, the two artists explore Planalp’s childhood in their own distinctive ways. Sharon creates water colors and oil paintings based on Susan’s old family photographs while Susan, through graphite and ink drawings, expresses the feelings her childhood memories evoke. Sharon colorfully portrays Susan’s family members with unsentimental affection. Like so many memories of our past, they float in white with little contextual detail except for the shadows they cast. Susan’s black and cobalt drawings, on the other hand, depict a sometimes unsettling, dreamlike world of murky figures and abstract shapes. Innocuous items such as a doll’s dress or a pair of mittens are surrounded by darkness, erasures, and blurry fields. Double Vision challenges viewers to contemplate this contrast with respect to their own childhood memories, the nature of memory itself, and the role of art in representing memory.