by JANENE CASTILLO
23 February to 19 March
OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday, 25 February, 6 to 7.30pm
An exhibition of new paintings from the depths of a searching soul
Sometimes when life gets a bit tougher than usual and,
though you have spent a lifetime learning a whole lot of ways to deal with the tough times,
those things just don't seem to work this time.
Sometimes all you can do is turn to your art and
just do the art
and do your best not to think about how tough life is being
and just keep painting.... just keep painting.
Listen to the music
and just keep painting.
This happened to me halfway through last year. The works in this exhibition are the result.
Each painting has its own piece of music, played obsessively as the painting emerged.
It’s as though the music and the painting, together, carried me to a different place. A place which transformed distress into calm, unrest into pure joy.
For a truly experiential encounter, as you view this exhibition, allow the paintings to come alive as you listen to the music that inspired each piece.
Flight from the City by Janene Castillo. Acrylic on canvas.