Also known as ‘Emerging’ and ‘Release Me’
Juried Regional Exhibition. Watercolor Wisconsin. “Escape.” Racine Art Museum.
“Escape” was accepted into the Watercolor Wisconsin 2019 exhibition. It is an honor to be in this exhibition. I apply every year but don’t get in every year and it has been quite a while since I was last in the exhibition. Hence my sense of honor for having this work “Escape” accepted into the 2019 Exhibition.
Many of my works have the theme, of entrapment, escape, release. Release from the cluster of the herd and freedom to spread your wings and fly. In the piece “Escape” the work is filled with maze like circles one needs to negotiate to find home, or self. And then there is the herd showing folks the way, not necessarily the right way but a way, their way most likely. And then there are those who give up on the maze and the herd and find a way out. They are the ones hanging from ropes or stings precariously. The piece is a combination of watercolor washes and gestural marks made with india ink and acrylic paint.
"There are no two identical ways artwork can be viewed. There is no right or wrong when viewing artwork our minds need to be as open as a child’s, playing with colorful building blocks or choosing colors from a box of crayons filled with possibilities." - Christine Alfery
Christine Alfery is an award winning Contemporary Conceptual Artist that has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in corporate and private collections around the world.
Christine has a style that is uniquely her own and one that has been widely, well-received and rewarded for its’ own uniqueness and beauty. Christine’s work employs many of the techniques of the abstract expressionists, including: gestural mark making, color fields and conceptual work. Having succeeded in the art world for over 50 years, Christine continues to strive for authenticity, emphasizing the importance of an artist who is true to themselves and not the whims of market trends.