May 4 was a big day. We launched our partnership with Korman Jewelry with a successful first event. What a perfect afternoon it was. The Kasbah tea-tail from The Steeping Room was, oh, so good. It was great to visit with longtime gallery friends and meet new art enthusiasts starting their personal adventure into the world of collecting.
Sydney Yeager talked about her recent work, sharing varied techniques she is using and telling personal stories about the inspiration behind the paintings. We learned that the quietness in the largest canvas references her early morning walks in Patterson Park near her home. Angelina, a 60-inch square painting, is named for Angelina County in East Texas where Yeager grew up. Interestingly, it is the only county in Texas named for a woman. The imagery, says Yeager, suggests the area's intertwining rivers, streams and creeks. As with the pictorial field in much of the artists work, fragmented elements coalesce on a soft, gradated background.
The collection, also including work by Rene Alvarado, Milt Kobayashi, and Karen Kunc, will be on view through the end of June. Stop by during business hours and enjoy the art along with the jewelry. Email me, or call 512-422-1682, to set an appointment; I would love to meet you at Korman for a guided tour and conversation.