Sunny Jacquet: Pear-licious and Shari Hornish: Feathers open on Saturday, Aug. 11 with an artists’ reception from 6pm-8pm.
In Pear-licious, Jacquet returns to the theme of her favorite fruit, pears, in this new body of surrealistic, often whimsical paintings, to explore the transformation of the flat surface into depth and and relief, fooling the eye. She is “not interested in simple reproduction, making images that are totally life-like.” As she says, “I attempt to investigate what is, or how far I can push my limit to create realisms that mimic pictorial reality, and also recognize a broader and deeper understanding of the meaning of what is real. At the same time, I hope to create both aesthetic and intellectual interest in my paintings, to invite the viewers into my world of imagination and artistic aspirations. “
In Feathers, Hornish's new pieces depict birds along with trees, branches, leaves and blossoms that surround her home in the Park Cities. She is not interested in painting them exactly as they appear in nature, nor are they simplified to the point of total abstraction. Her intent is to find a happy intersection between nature, paint, and the workings of her own mind. She sees the organic elements she paints as patterns of color, light, and texture—intricate quilts whose myriad pieces of fabric are all in constant flux as day turns to night and one season follows another.