FEATURED EXHIBITION: BETWEEN THE LINES
THE WORK OF JONATHAN MANDELL & RHONDA GARLAND
OPENS APRIL 27 AND 28, 2019 – CONTINUES THRU MAY 26
A native of Albuquerque, NM, she grew up surrounded by art and the magical skies and natural landscapes of the American Southwest. Blessed with artists as parents, she began working with jewelry, sculpture, quilting, needle arts and drawing at a young age. Introduced to calligraphy in high school, she taught herself Italic and Gothic lettering and has been working with calligraphy in some form or fashion ever since.
“I find mixing and contrasting color against color and lines next to color results in forms that are quite satisfying. For me, it’s all about texture, pattern, volume and shape, especially when combined with letterforms and calligraphic flourishes. I am moved and inspired by nature, light and form as well as all kinds of art: classic, modern, abstract, surreal and Impressionist.”