110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jan 2, 2014 - 9:36:20am
As one of Florida’s most recognized artists, Jill Cannady helped to establish Florida as a legitimate contributor to the national arts scene in the 1970s and ’80s. “Jill Cannady: Idea and Medium,” a semi-retrospective of Cannady’s encaustic and cold wax paintings, oils, drawings and sculptures, will fill all galleries of the Museum of Art - DeLand, including the museum’s Downtown DeLand satellite gallery.
Cannady’s art is a crucible within which human foibles and sufferings, as well as natural phenomena, are transmuted through creative passion into luminous pictorial manifestations of the power of human vision. Images of pain and anguish, when used, are introduced not to shock, seduce or dismay, but to help awaken our compassion and conscience through objective examination.
Like lava and diamonds, a Cannady painting is created under intense pressure and emotional heat, and can serve as a source of moral support and sustenance for those to whom art speaks deeply and truly.
Accompanying the exhibition “Jill Cannady: Idea and Medium” will be a catalog written by Helen Kohen, a published art historian and award-winning Art Critic Emerita of The Miami Herald.
Opening-night receptions in DeLand will occur 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at 600 N. Woodland Blvd., and 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 17 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. (Downtown Satellite).
Learn more at www.MoArtDeLand.org.
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