Artist reception: July 29, 6-8 pm, featuring live music and individually wrapped treats.
The practice of art making is a mind/body discipline. These two artists each consider the nature of mind — the experience of being alive — and the resulting patterns of movement around us all, which can give some insight into reality. This is the reality of existing as a creative, sentient being. For Moore, the connection of her body to the ocean and the visual experience of being in the water is embodied in her work. Tichava’s interwoven detail and botanical abstractions reflect her own layered and beautiful life.
Shawna Moore is an established, professional painter and encaustic artist living in Whitefish, Montana. Anchored using color and the immediacy of art making, Moore has spent the past 25 years developing and refining her artistic process and intention. Her art integrates elements of painting and drawing, reflecting her education in architecture and fine art, and her inventive and experimental nature. In recent years, the ancient method of encaustic painting is Moore’s medium of choice. This unique and dynamic technique incorporates pigmented bee’s wax, which is heated, re-worked, etched, and scuffed to achieve dimensional depth.
Nina Tichava was raised in both rural northern New Mexico and the Bay Area in California. She was influenced by her father, a construction worker and mathematician —and by her mother, who is an artist and designer. The reflections of these dualities—country to city, pragmatist to artist, nature to technology—are essential to and evident in her paintings.
Gallery MAR is in Historic Park City at 436 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060