Davis Arts Center is honored to feature the work of Christine Shackel in Edgewise- pattern based abstracts. The exhibit features a series of large watercolors, hung chronologically, that explore pattern. There will be Second Friday Art About! reception on Friday, September 9, from 6-8pm. Christine will be present and the public is encouraged to attend the free reception.
When asked about the exhibit, Christine stated, “I have always loved pattern. This show is based on the concept that pattern is enough to occupy the eye and entertain the mind.” Christine adds, “By changing and layering over what was there, I add depth and complexity. I can create a more intricate ‘push and pull’ to the space.”
The paintings are not concerned with content: the paintings are about the experimentation of putting together shapes, line and color that please and intrigue.
Christine decided to be a painter during her first watercolor class. She relives that initial encounter each time she puts brush to paper. Raised in Southern California, Christine came north and attended Holy Names University in Oakland, where she received a bachelor degree in Art and Philosophy. She continued her education at Holy Names University and earned a Secondary High School Credential in art education with an emphasis in watercolor. She has taught art for more than 30 years, including Davis Arts Center, and belongs to an enthusiastic group of local painters called “Local Color.”