Dawn McMillan: Captured Moments
September 11 - December 11, 2021
Dawn McMillan moves away from past figurative and narrative paintings and drawings to explore in this new work landscapes centered on fleeting moments of light and circumstance. Whether it’s the sunset after a storm that bathes everything in a golden glow, or the stillness of deep, dark reflections on a pond at twilight, all scenes are meant to evoke a feeling of peace, serenity and awe. This series of paintings and drawings began at the start of the pandemic and continued throughout a year of isolation and a time of focus on nature and the briefness of a perfectly lit scene. Shadows cast on a clapboard house; bare tree silhouettes against a pale, pastel winter sky; brilliant reds and oranges of a crisp autumn day; the light at the end of a rhododendron tunnel; all are translations of exploration of nature by the artist and meant to be evocative, timeless and everlasting. Image: Dawn McMillan, Relic, pastel, 12 x 9 inches.
Art Talk Live! with Dawn McMillan
Thursday September 16, 1:00pm on Zoom
Join Gadsden Arts Staff and Dawn McMillan for a virtual Art Talk Live to discuss the exhibition Captured Moments, and McMillan's decades long artistic career. Zoom link coming soon!