Flight Gallery is a mini-gallery located inside Flying Bison Brewing Company. We aim to make art accessible to a wider audience, while showcasing the talent of our local Buffalo artists. Enjoy a sample of what our art community has to offer. For purchase inquiries or other questions contact Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Works by Cindi’ O’Mara and Margaret Raab
On view virtually now through end of May
Artist Statement | Cindi O’Mara
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.” – Georgia O’Keefe. I create works that speak to a richer meaning found within our selves. Everyday life is filled with an abundance of “distractions”. The precious connections between ourselves and nature are often pushed aside and forgotten. Interpretations of nature range from symbolism and metaphors to lovely interpretations creating a variety of responses from our inner self. Flowers, leaves, grasses, and other natural forms have a presence. The experience of observing them closely reminds us of the cycles of life. Observational studies reveal these details – the lines, shapes, colors, and textures, rhythm and movement promotes the energy of the living organism and the forms of the organic structures as we witness the interconnection between humanity and nature, reminding us that we share our journey with these forms. My observational studies lead to completed works that tell the story of the interconnection of humanity and nature. These works encourage a viewer to look closer and actively be part of the natural elements that surrounds us . Respectfully experience all that is encountered and take joy in all that is so fragile.
Artist Statement | Margaret Raab
Every person and every artist has a unique and personal perspective on everything. It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that I am presenting my works in contrast and complement to the works of my friend and fellow artist Cindi O’Mara in this exhibition entitled “Two Visions”. With a focus on nature this show highlights the unique perspective of both artists as we approach the subject of plants and flowers. I am a realistic oil painter. I view my subject matter through the eyes of a still life painter. In choosing the plants and flowers for this exhibit I wanted to choose plants that would either stand alone or as a grouping would allow you to see the unique beauty within each flower. The close up view provides the opportunity for me to focus on often overlooked details that contribute to the visual experience. As a realistic painter, with a desire to create recognizable images technical skills are important to me. Rendering accurate form and surface characteristics of my subject require close examination of the details. The variations of colors and textures help focus attention on the details that contribute to the unique variations of each plant. As these variations emerge, it is as if individual personalities also become visible. I hope you enjoy viewing this exhibit of “Two Visions”, the varied perspectives of the two artists, and the individual works.
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