The C Gallery Features Debra Sievers and Lindy Kern
The C Gallery in Los Alamos is honored to feature the well-collected oil painter, Debra Sievers and ceramic artist, Lindy Kern in a show entitled, "Ocean in Abstraction." The show opens Saturday, April 15 and will be on exhibit through June 14. Both artists are career artists, and offer a lifetime of sensitive perception to their collections. "Ocean in Abstraction" offers the public a glimpse of their artistic dialogue with the ocean.
Debra Sievers, a native Californian, is formally trained at the Philadelphia College of Art, and continued in New York at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design. A life long lover of the ocean, Debra was inspired to paint the relationships of light, movement, and water when she moved to the Central Coast in 2011. She divides her time between Shell Beach and Oceanside.
Debra's art is widely collected and includes the Hilton Corporation, the Del Mar Racetrck and Shirley MacClaine as some of her collectors. Loews Resorts and Hotels and the Atlantis Resort-Dubai add to her partial list of collectors. Her work can be found in resorts, casinos, private collections, and in galleries. She has been a featured artist at New York's Art Expo, and her paintings have been on many magazine covers. Now, she'll be sharing her work at The C Gallery. "I am honored to show this caliber of artist here at The C Gallery, (pause)... in Los Alamos. Her work is both abstracted and contemplative, and her collection offers a unified body of work," says C Gallery Director, Connie Rohde. Debra's collection for this show has all been painted in 2017. She says herself, of the collection, " The work shoved me out of the way and (practically) painted themselves. All titles are acupuncture point names, pointing to the added meaning and potential for healing by the paintings," says Sievers.
Paired with Debra Sievers is well-known and well-loved Lindy Kern, ceramic artist from Santa Ynez Valley celebrating her eighth decade. Her collection features sea life creatures that have been abstracted and seemingly swim in air. Though several pieces look like coral, they actually are carved works in clay, highly textured. "Lindy evokes the beauty of life under water, both primitive and complicated simultaneously," says Director, Rohde.
Lindy shows widely in Santa Barbara County, and had shown at The C Gallery some years ago with her Women of Spirit. " Lindy is no stranger to reduced and sensitive renderings of life forms, " comments Rohde. Currently Lindy is exhibiting in Carpinteria at the Porch Gallery.
The public is invited to their opening reception on Saturday, April 15, from 4 6 pm. For information about "Ocean in Abstraction" call The C Gallery 805-344-3807 or firstname.lastname@example.org