Paintings by Wendell Myers and
Woodblock Prints by Mona Wu
April 26 - May 30, 2015
Gallery Hop: Friday, May 1, 7 - 10 p.m.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
Artworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibition of paintings by Wendell Myers and woodblock prints by Mona Wu.
Wendell Myers attended art school in Milwaukee in the '70s and medical school in Winston-Salem in the '80s. He has practiced medicine in the Winston-Salem area for 20 years, and recently left his faculty position at Wake Forest School of Medicine to work part time, so that he could focus more time and attention on painting. About his paintings, he recently said, "Within the language of landscape, I am using motion, light, color and energy to evoke an emotional state, to create a sense of mystery."
Wendell Myers continues to explore the emotion inherent in landscape, particularly when it is freed from the constraints of realism and naturalistic color choices.
Mona Wu is a native of China but has been living in NC since 1974. She received her Art History degree in 1996 from Salem College and had studied printmaking at Wake Forest University for over 16 years. Mona is a printmaker specialized in woodcut prints. Nature’s beauty is her muse.
In this series of 14 prints Mona uses the vertical panel format often found in traditional Chinese landscape paintings. Each of her work has 3 to 4 layers of printed images mingled together. In bold or opaque colors certain image dominates while others recede in transparent and soft shades. The finished product is the result of her exercises in exploring color relationship in relief prints.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.