Sunday, June 23, 2019

The World is Full of Incredible Art



On Friday I went to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and was wowed by three amazing exhibits.  I was drawn there to see an exhibit called Contemporary Glass Art (I'll show you some of those pieces next week) but found myself mesmerized by the portraiture of artist Shizu Saldamando.

Saldamando's work focuses on friends and family and often-overlooked communities of color.  "Her work allows the underground crowd to see themselves reflected and affirmed in contemporary culture, while making them visible to new audiences."

She works with paint, collage materials, charcoal, pencil and graphite and on both paper and wood panels.   She has an incredible amount of talent.  The faces of each person depicted in this exhibit were so full of life and emotion.  I loved them all.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm completing my story about a very special wine tasting event in Oregon.  I'm feeling hungry just thinking about it.

9 comments:

Catarina said...

These two paintings look like photographs. Incredible talent.

RedPat said...

Wow - wonderful pieces, Sharon!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Shizu Salamando is unbelievably talented Sharon, the detail in these pieces is fabulous. You have some seriously excellent exhibitions there, I'm pretty envious 💙

William Kendall said...

Wonderfully expressive.

bill burke said...

Beautifully painted. Very nice to see, thank you.

Jack said...

Those eyes bore right in on the vieer, don't they.

Kate said...

Ah, yes, another wonderful artist to enjoy!! PS. I know that you would love the Native Women exhibit at the MIA as you mentioned.

Thérèse said...

Quite intriguing. It must be so interesting to examine them closely.

Steve Reed said...

Beautiful work! As you said, the faces are so expressive.