Although members of the same family, each artistic approach of its members could not be more distinctive from one another. Ms. Baragona's renderings captures the tranquility of a Summer's day through the soft effervescence found in her impressionistic watery hues. St. Clair Sullivan captures the essence of his subjects through the uncanny near photographic details deftly applied by his set of oil paints. The deceptively simple images of Tim Fite entreats the eye to explore each piece's singular lines until a deeper pattern emerges connecting them to our dreams.
Visiting the One Family - Three Visions exhibit at The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery gives the initial impression that one is experiencing three separate exhibitions. Yet, as one takes a step back and allow its more subtle effects to permeate the mind, a unifying substance begins its journey toward being discovered. The sensation this process of discovery gives is an inaudible one and can only be referred to as “Family.” It is family in the deepest sense of the concept which goes far beyond the relationships we have with those we are related to.
This deeper sense of family inspired a great deal of conversation among the numerous art lovers who attended the reception. It was during these chats did the participants explore the commonality the exhibit produced in them while celebrating their own individual interpretations of the works. Many shared a desire to revisit the gallery in order to delve further into the work and it's many thoughtful and technical properties. I, personally, hope to do so as well and I recommend visiting the gallery before the exhibit ends. In the meantime, you'll find more photographs taken during the Artists' Reception in the It's a Family Dutot. It's a Family …. Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154128501653761.1073741890.91146283760&type=3.
Photography by Paparazzi Paul.