"Gardening...one of the grand art forms of all time."
THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT
"Black, black, black, black
The First Nations thought black was good because it was the color of soil, which gives life.
Many years ago, I had a Greek friend who thought of chaos as the beginning - the space from which all flows.
And for me, my years in the darkroom gave me the experience of watching images come up from a void.
ABOUT ALLEGRO PRESTO ADAGIO LARGO
The seasons circle and the end is the beginning. The winter, or here Largo, is a dormancy where the temporary rest leads to the eruption of energy in the spring, Allegro. I refer to summer as Presto because summer always seems to go too fast. The cycle ends with Adagio, the slowing and fullness of the autumn and harvest.
The four Italian words in the title of this show come from Western
music where they describe the tempo and mood of a composition. These
words are in Italian, because 17th & 18th century composers, who
first employed this vocabulary were Italian.
Meet Mary Shisler
Saturday, October 15th
6 to 8 pm
open to the public, free of charge, accessible
THE PICTURISH GALLERY PRESENTS
Allegro Presto Adagio Largo
October 15 to November 26, 2011
Reception Saturday October 15
6 to 8pm
2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley, California
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About Mary K. Shisler
My artist's life has been a series
of polygamous and sometimes monogamous relationships
with various media from dancing and theatre to the
MFA in costume design, to painting, to photograph
and from there to the alternative processes of
photography, and back.
Primarily a photographer, Mary K. Shisler takes inspiration from classical, botanical and film sources to create unique and creative works of art that express their subject in unorthodox ways. She also makes necklaces and earrings with African trade beads as well as other beads.
our blog: photoblogatory
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