Coffee @ 10: Artist Talk with Trisha Shattuck (In-Person and Online)

    Event Details
    Presented by
    CTAC Theater
    Price Range
    Free and open to the public.

    This event is taking place in person at CTAC-Petoskey and online via Zoom or Facebook.

    Petoskey-based artist Trisha Shattuck has two pieces currently on display in CTAC-Petoskey's exhibition galleries. Shattuck's mixed media paintings are a meditative and symbolic collage of imagery that feel almost stream-of-consciousness in their approach. Join us for a conversation discussing Shattuck's past and present work and creative practice.  

    Artist Statement

    I gravitate towards the mystery that reveals itself in a developing canvas.

    The concepts of balance and duality intrigue me. Balancing opposites is integral to my art and existence: Controlled versus loose application, hard edges meet blended and soft edges, dark and menacing mixed with light and hopeful.

    I love the challenge of figurative visions within my work. The wandering shadow as it falls upon the human form captivates me. Figures become the players that I set in action upon the stage of the canvas. My artwork becomes a theater of the mind.

    Cave painting masters mixed fat and charcoal and applied it to stone. I sense a link to that primitive side within myself. I hold that which is primitive in high esteem and seek to emulate, lest I lose what I knew as a child about self-expression.

    My finished art must have visual interest, lead the eye, suggest movement, appear harmonious, provide visual texture and maintain a verve when viewed; suggestive of a mystery that can’t be revealed in a moments’ glance. It should be expressive of my meditations at that time, yet evocative of the viewer’s reminiscence.

    Distractions and temptations are everywhere and I try to limit them. I enjoy silence, though when I take a break, I play music and sing to my art. I believe the painting’s spirit enjoys music.


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