The Quicksilver Mine Co.
© Sonoma's Own
New Work by Cecilia Armenta Hallinan
September 30—November 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.
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.
"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."
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.
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Cecilia Armenta Hallinan's exhibition, Signs, opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, October 1 from 4—6pm.