I went to the opening for POP! at Dandelion Communitea Cafe, (618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803). The November - December show theme is POP! This includes pop art, pop culture, popping colors or anything the artists interpret as POP!
As a special
project for this show the curators were trying out something new. The small art
board will be a hang able, movable board that can hold a number of small
pieces. Artists could submit two pieces for consideration to the board in
addition to the normal three submissions. All the small art pieces are just $40.
Bethany Taylor Myers had an abstract straight across the room from the corner table where I set up to sketch. The large painting had a green "sky" and blue "ground". Three psychedelic spheres floated above a bright pink mass and black and white stripes. We tried to guess what that pink mass was. I saw a toothbrush on a table, and a typewriter. Bethany was at the opening, and she explained that it was done from a blind contour drawing. She was in bed, closed her eyes and drew her bed from the image in her mind. The black and white stripes are sheets and she says that her feet and her husbands, can be seen in the abstraction of the pattern. The painting was inspired by a Van Gogh painting of hid bedroom in Provence France.
Linda Sarasino had two paintings in the show. One was of four dresses arranged in an Andy Warhol inspired grid, for $440 and a small painting of a heart, cut up in a similar grid for just $40. Within the first 24 hours of the show opening, two of the $40 paintings sold. If you are shopping for the holidays early, these $40 paintings make an affordable, unique, creative gift.