Jacqueline Chanda uses the term "observations" to describe her practice of creating narrative oil paintings from observational drawings and photographs that she has taken.
From these visual resources, she constructs multiple-figure compositions depicting common people doing common things in common situations. By emphasizing everyday occurrences, the ordinary becomes extraordinarily interesting. The invented stories, executed with painterly, loose brush strokes, represent moments in time.
Her work is inspired by that of Edgar Degas and Toulouse Lautrec, who were influenced by compositional elements found in Japanese Ukiyo-e prints.
Also displaying their work are artists Khandra D. Howard and Bob Martin. Khandra Howard, involved with ceramic art, began working with clay in 2003 and became very passionate about it. Howard’s style is evolving and can be described as naturally geometric with an organic twist.
“I am in a continuing process of experimentation and evolution of style and I want my work to invoke a visual satisfaction," Howard said.
Bob Martin is both an oil and acrylic painter. A native New Yorker surrounded by art, jazz, dance and basketball who has created art and displayed his work at exhibits for more than 50 years.
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