On Friday, Oct. 7, the Gadsden Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the following exhibits: artists Shaun Roberts’ Archetypes and Eternal Stories, located on the second floor Barbara Reed gallery, and Pamela Venz’s Portraits of Space, Narratives of Place, located in the first floor Leo Reynolds gallery.
Texas artist Shaun Roberts uses a classical style with modern imagery to create narrative paintings that are universally identifiable to the viewer.
“I work in a mythological landscape and develop archetypal images to create a cathartic moment between the viewer and subject whether it be love, death or an eternal sunset,” Roberts said.
Pamela Venz’s Portraits of Space, Narratives of Place, is a soft look into the artist personal life through photography.
“The photographs contained within this exhibition represent a decade of intentional exploration of the spaces and places that I inhabit. Some are the places that I call home, and some are the places where I have traveled and inhabited for a limited amount of time,” Venz said. “All are the result of my fascination with the ability of the camera to isolate and reveal unintentional narratives and still-lifes. I do not alter the scenes that I photograph or rely on photoshop tricks for their ambiguous nature.”
Also on display are shows by Phoebe Burns and Cynthia Wagner.
The opening reception will take place during Downtown Gadsden’s First Friday Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
All exhibits will be on display Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please visit gadsdenmuseum.com or follow the museum on social media for more information and upcoming artists.