Artists Reception Thursday September 13, 7-9PM
The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center will host an opening reception for Cassandra: Places I've Never Been & People I've Never Met , an exhibit of portraits and landscapes by the self-taught artist, Cassandra on Thursday September 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Come meet the artist, whose powerful and moving portraits and singular landscapes will be on display at the Center from September 12st– 29th , 2012.
This show is a selection of the artist's favorite pieces and a preview of her Miami gallery debut later this fall at the Damien B Gallery. Her unique use of playing cards as a tool to lay down paint began by using ID cards during her short-lived career as a security guard.
Cassandra dabbled in painting on and off from the age of 17. She tried a number of different paths – from EMT, to the Army, to sword swallower in a carnival. While working as a security guard five years ago, Cassandra began painting in earnest in response to her father passing away. My art is a meditation on, as well as an attempt to capture, the moment when a complex inner life meets the unyielding outside world…The landscape of the face is capable of revealing, to the viewer, all the truths that have ever been known.”
“We are very excited to bring this artist to the Mid-Cape community – this is a very powerful body of work” says HHAC managing director Karen Billard. “My daughter and I first saw her work at the DeLuca Gallery in Provincetown, and were very moved by the intensity and vulnerability of these portraits. Her work fits the Center’s mission to support emerging artists, and to bring important work to the community to inspire and educate.”