March 17th - April 14th

Phillips Gallery Presents:

Main Gallery: Emily Fox King and Meri DeCaria
Dibble Gallery: Wendy Van De Kamp

Good Prospects, Emily Fox King
Pictured: Good Prospects
Oil on canvas, Emily Fox King

Untitled 9, Meri DeCaria
Pictured: Untitled 9
Acrylic on matboard, Meri DeCaria

Rendezvous à la Seine!, Wendy Van De Kamp
Pictured: Rendezvous à la Seine!
Watercolor, Wendy Van De Kamp

Emily Fox King’s large-scale florals are in oil on canvas employing an impressionist’s color palette, aggressive brushstrokes, and heavy texture. Although some species of flowers within her work may be recognizable, many are simply delightful flourishes conjured up as the action requires. “My paintings are wild and beautiful, referencing the enlightened aspects of ourselves: messy in places with contradiction, nuance, and experiences; rarely balanced, symmetrical, or predictable. They come from the chaos, beauty, and conflict that I see in our world and echo in my personal life as I age, trading the naiveté of my youth for wisdom,” says the artist. King grew up in Pasco, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Art from Western Washington University in 2006, then in 2010 she earned her Master of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University. Currently, while keeping a rigorous studio practice, Fox King also teaches painting and drawing at Weber State University in Ogden.

Meri DeCaria’s work continues to delight viewers with lively forms, complex color combinations and a general sense of joie de vivre. Drawing inspiration from the images and patterns of Modernism, and using fluid doodles from the terrain of her subconscious mind, she assembles fragments into abstract compositions. DeCaria received her Bachelor’s from the Philadelphia Art Institute & the American College in London. Her continuing involvement in the visual arts community has consisted of several commissions and collaborative projects. DeCaria has been Director and Curator at Phillips Gallery for the better part of its existence/her lifespan.

Wendy Van de Kamp’s art is inextricably tied to events in her life. While a student in San Francisco and in Lausanne, Switzerland, she developed an avid interest in the French language (her major in college) and with the Fauvists whose colors has always inspired her imagination. After earning a Master’s in Art Therapy from the University of Utah, she filled her classroom with prints by Matisse, Dufy and the Impressionists that inspired the art of her special education students for 28 years. She retired from teaching in 2013 and began studying with the recently deceased Pete Petersen, an area watercolorist. The pieces in this exhibit are interior landscapes/visions of many of her trips to Europe. By utilizing a flat brush, watercolor pencils, and sometimes an ink pen, Van de Kamp successfully blends the impact of music and vivid colors in her paintings.

We are delighted to host these exhibits. Please join us.

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