Art Exhibit: Dawn Richerson
February 4 – April 1
Featured artwork by painter Dawn Richerson from her years spent in Ireleand.
The ElectricCoGallery is proud to present our third public art exhibit with featured artist Dawn Richerson.
Dawn is an artist inspired by the soul, wonder, and mystery of the natural world. Her work is an invitation to ask what your soul remembers and to reconnect with the story of life alive in you. Dawn is interested in the land and the memory it holds and the designs for life hidden in plain sight. She is passionate about life and how we are met on the way. Dawn lives and works in Bedford, Virginia.
From the artist:
“At its heart, my work is about reconnection. I gather inspiration by seeking out a variety of experiences through exploration of places near and far, conversations and reconsiderations around our changing world, and long walks in the woods.”
“I see art as invitation to connect more deeply with your own life and the life around you. The paintings I create connect you to what is alive in you. So often, we move through life disconnected from what matters most. We lose touch with the spark within us. We forget the stories held by the land and sky and fail to connect fully with the soul of the spaces and places we inhabit and experience.
At its heart, my work is about reconnection. I gather inspiration by seeking out a variety of experiences through exploration of places near and far, conversations and reconsiderations around our changing world, and long walks in the woods.
In my work, I often weave writing, photography, and design into my process or explore a subject from multiple directions or through layers of interpretation. Through the use of texture, bold color choices, repetition and movement in my paintings, I seek to convey something of the beauty, wonder and mystery of life. In each phase of my process, I want to celebrate and honor life.
I believe my responsibility as an artist is to remain present to process and release all attachment to what presents. From sketches and photography to decisions about color and brushstroke, and also from my studio time and conversations with collectors and fellow creators, I want to come fully to life and inspire those who encounter my art to do the same.
Themes related to our collective experience and sustainable systems and structures to support flourishing humanity also inform my work. While so much is in flux in our world, I believe we are creating a new society. Our capacity to connect to and share dreams of a new world will support us as we find a whole new way forward together.