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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Faces in the Spotlight by Sandra Phillips
Sandra Phillips Gallery artists Irene Delka McCray and Margaret Kasahara have been chosen to participate in the group exhibit “Faces, Places and Spaces” at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. A face is the primary embodiment of identity—it is what we present to the world. One's face is like our implicit calling card, the first and most recognizable aspect of one's being. How we choose to paint and portray our faces is how we share the stories of our selves—our emotions, our personalities, our roles. McCray and Kasahara will be featured in the “Faces”portion of the exhibition. Located in the main floor of the gallery, this show goes beyond the traditional portrait show focusing on the face, the quintessential expression of humanity. The exhibit features the flawless technical painting skill of Irene Delka McCray articulating universal themes within the human condition. Acclaimed painter Margaret Kasahara uses the lightness of kitsch and humor to explore the heavy topics of stereotypes and personal identity. Her colorful and powerful images pull from Japanese and American pop culture.

The exhibit runs from June 7 thru August 26.

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