Sharon Coulson Downes: Oaxaca; Last Days
Muse Gallery is temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Upcoming exhibitions have been postponed until it is safe to gather again in our space. As an artists' cooperative, our goal is to encourage and promote its members’ artistic expression. The artists whose shows were cancelled will have the opportunity to preview their artwork in the windows of the gallery. We are committed to rescheduling their monthly solo show.
We look forward to renewing our shared experience of art between our members, artists, patrons and our community.
The painting series, Oaxaca; Last Days, was inspired by Sharon's trip to the city last year. The culture, stark light, and sharply defined shadows of the architecture there evoked a flat-footed honesty that spoke to a personal struggle she was facing at the time.
Simplistic line and flatly rendered space meets us in the landscape. Her intention with this approach to her subject matter is to play with the viewer's perception of perspective and undermine preconceived ideas of stability. Bold color floods these canvases and invites the viewer to step into a landscape of their own.