JUNE 15 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
In conjunction with a natural eye and a trained hand, the imagination of artist Beverly Todd translates the beauty and awe of everyday life into this new collection of work: Looking Sideways. Todd’s artwork is ethereal and complex, as is her description of the impetus for this series:
The art of looking sideways changes our perception of the world. No longer seeking perfection or prescribed definitions of beauty, the everyday world becomes a place of wonder.
To pause, and to gaze, is to discover beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
Walk down a dirt trail and notice the soft green of moss clinging to the rough edge of a red rock… that is beauty.
Stand in the kitchen and watch the sun flow in through the window in streams, catching specks of dust that dance and sparkle… that is beauty.
Stand under the soft gray sky and breath in the musty scent of earth after a rain… that is beauty.
These are not moments to be overlooked. But to be experienced. And to be captured through my art.
Utilizing large-scale abstraction, Todd explores nature and interprets emotion. Yet, her materials are strongly rooted in the mundane world, as she uses hardware-store brushes, broken sticks, rags, and even her hands. Her expressionistic tendencies allow Todd to instinctively move paint, to drip, to scrape, to wipe, and to add layers and subtract layers.
Todd grew up in rural America near Union, Nebraska, often happily lost for hours in the open prairie landscape that inspires her work today. Today, she paints and teaches at her home studio in Omaha. Her art hangs in collections across the U.S. and Canada.
The public is invited to meet the artist at an Opening Reception on Friday, June 15th from 4-7 pm. There is no charge to attend the Opening.