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New Work by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan

September 30óNovember 13, 2011

The Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville presents one-woman exhibition of recent oil paintings by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan beginning September 30th. This show continues in the Gallery through November 13th.

 

"Homage to Diego," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Homage to Diego,"
Oil on board, 52" X 52", 2011

Cecilia Armenta Hallinan is a painter of shapes. Pushing to expand, she improvises, creating a lush repertory of images, luminous fields, shimmering orbs, quivering lines and fields of color.

Going a step farther for this show, Hallinan is painting on round (Tondo) and diamond (Rhombus) panels, exploring the ways that these external shapes affect her work. With multiple pieces in process at the same time, each painting transforms the next, informing a continuously evolving body of work.

 

"One More," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"One More,"
Oil on board, 28" X 28", 2011

"Images stay in my head sometimes for months," says the artist. "Often associated with things of life, things we think, things we do, things we love and hate, they may not reveal themselves right away. What results is my own representation, a sign signaling a beginning from which new work evolves."

"Nocturnal Garden," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Nocturnal Garden,"
Oil on board, 22.5" X 22,5", 2010

US born, Cecilia Hallinan was educated in Latin America, the West Indies and Europe. While she has charted her own path to achieving her goals as a painter, art history and instruction were a holistic part of her upbringing. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the SF Art Academy in the 1960's, and then received her BA from the Instituto de Arte y Diseno in Mexico City, and BFA in 1995 from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. An adjunct professor at Portland State University and the Sitka Center for Art, Hallinan was a 10-year active member of the notorious 333 Studios in Portland prior to moving to California several years ago. She now maintains a studio in Santa Rosa.

"This One," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"This One" Oil on board, 6" diameter, 2011

Cecilia's show in the Gallery

Cecilia Armenta Hallinan's Show in the Gallery

 

Cecilia Armenta Hallinan's Show in the Gallery

 

Cecilia Armenta Hallinan's Show in the Gallery

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"Striped Approach," by Carol Holtzman Fregoso
"Striped Approach,"
Oil on board, 20" diameter, 2011

 

"That's How the Light Gets In," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"That's How the Light Gets In,"
Oil on board, 12" diameter, 2011

 

"Vermillion's Assertion," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Vermillion's Assertion,"
Oil on board, 22.5" X 22.5", 2011

 

"You and Me," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"You and Me," Oil on board,
12" diameter, 2011

 

"Caracas," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Caracas," Oil on board,
12" diameter, 2011

 

"Market," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Market," Oil on board,
12" diameter, 2011

 

"Conversation," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Conversation," Oil on board,
12" diameter, 2011

 

"Jump Off," by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
"Jump Off," Oil on panel,
42" x 42", 2011

 

Cecilia Armenta Hallinan's Show in the Gallery