Looking for America
Opening: February 7 – April 25, 2020 (extended)
Opening Reception: February 7, 5 – 7pm
Artist Introduction: February 7 at 6pm
The works presented in “Looking for America” are a collection of paintings inspired by Swenson’s observations as she traveled across the United States of America.
“As an artist I explore and interpret ideas, emotions and experiences. A multilayered artwork can create a dialogue between the artist and the viewer and can be enjoyed on many levels. I look for the essential element or elements of a subject and find visual symbols for these elements and create a narrative. Some symbols are obvious universal symbols, some are personal symbols that I hope speak to the universal psyche, and many introduce themselves intuitively and can only be understood on an emotional level.
“Artwork is a process of inspiration, meditation, investigation, creation, interpretation and intuition. Mystery is essential to art and to life, it is what keeps us questioning and questing.”
This activity is made possible, in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award with funding from the McKnight Foundation.