ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Reflecting the heroic spirit of Teddy Roosevelt’s provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens creates captivating spaces that celebrate the work of over one hundred emerging to internationally renowned artists who fearlessly express authenticity and integrity their work.
“It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens’ uniquely beautiful art and design venues feature contemporary art and sculpture, as well as finely-edited collections of furnishings, objects and curiosities dating from the 18th century to the present.
ALISON HALEY PAUL
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens invites you to celebrate our newest solo exhibition, DÉJÀ VU by Alison Haley Paul. In this collection, Paul calls upon connotations and geographical memories: that summer you spent at the beach, the tree you’d lean against to think, the path leading up the hill behind school, the view out the car window on the drive home. Landscapes that bring personal memories close at hand, allowing you to relive precious moments in time.
Contemplating the past while looking forward towards new horizons, both literal and figurative, enables Paul to manifest the mutability of time in her landscapes. The past becomes ever present, through the vehicle of memory and the physical places in which those memories reside. The textural environment Paul creates between her charcoal gray canvas and palette knife sets the stage for this phenomenon. By mixing oil paint and cold wax she creates the dynamic lines and intricacies that are the architecture for our own memories. As Paul describes, she is “smiling backward and smiling forward,” mapping the joy of our most pleasant memories, replayed in Déjà Vu.
Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and Alison Haley Paul to celebrate her new solo exhibition, DÉJÀ VU.
Join us virtually for a live studio demo with Alison Haley Paul!
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