Join us for a night celebrating the art of Sandy MacDonald and her Toy Portraits.
From the Artist:
"My subjects - statuettes, action figures, pop culture ephemera - were created with
preconceived ideas of their character and purpose. Most, if not all, were made to
amuse their owners or to decorate space on a shelf. A lot of work was put into
fabricating each item in order to capture a consumer audience.
I view these objects differently, more specifically: I wonder what they’d be like if
they stepped out of character. How they would like to be portrayed? What are
they like on their days off? Even though they are inanimate objects, I don't
perceive my work as 'still life;' the angles and perspectives have almost a human
quality to them - their look or physical language.
Yes, these are the things I think about."
Sandy graduated from RI College with a BFA in Painting & Printmaking a billion
years ago. When she’s not working on her series, Sandy is a decorative painter.
She specializes in murals, painted furniture finishes and special wall finishes. You
can view her entire portfolio at www.sandymacstudio.com.
Where: The Collaborative 498 Main Street Warren, RI
When: Friday July 15th. 6pm-9pm.
Light refreshments provided.