"Entrapment" was accepted into the Juried National Water media Exhibition
Posted on September 15 2020
Christine Alfery's "Entrapment" will be exhibited at the Watermedia National Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary in Plano, Texas. The juror for the exhibit is Christina Lucas, Director of Exhibits and Collections at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, TX.
Alfery considers Entrapment to be on of her "One-In-A-Million" works. They are works that are not determined by what sells, what has worked before or what sells. They are works that are not tight, not controlled, not forced into being. The artist explains, "These works are why I paint every day. I am seeking the freedom that only happens in those few works where my soul and my marks become something independent of me - yet I am in the work. These works become a thing in themselves and I stand back in wonder".
Alfery often speaks of freedom as vital to her creative process. To her, freedom is "as open as a child’s mind when they are choosing a color from a box of 100 different crayons. Freedom is filled with the endless possibilities of that color."
The artwork "Entrapment" began as a different work "Magic Carpet Ride". Only after the artist had the courage to cut the top off "Magic Carpet Ride" and turn it 90 degrees did Alfery find the freedom she was looking for. Clearly, the judges for this exhibition agree.
The Watermedia National Juried Exhibition will take place October 6-31, 2020. Closing Reception and Awards will take place on the evening of October 31, 2020. The Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary is located at 1412 14th Street in Plano, Texas.