January 2016- Beyond Place, the Solo Exhibition of Onna Jeanna Voellmer

Shade Projects is proud to present Beyond Place, the solo exhibition of Onna Jeanna Voellmer in Shade Gallery. Beyond Place showcases a selection of Voellmer’s mixed media paintings inspired by her time in nature and her extensive travels around the world. The idea of place is very important to the artist who sees it as both a literal location, as well as the human side of being about the culture and stories it contains. When asked about Beyond Place Voellmer, stated, “Place is something that gets deeply embedded in our consciousness, more like a dream that strings our memories together.“

“Utilizing acrylic paint, graphite, colored pencils, India ink and more, Voellmer creates mesmerizing paintings through a very organic and natural process that truly capture the simple and unique beauty of nature” states, Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse. The Sonoran Desert is where Voellmer calls home and where she creates all of her artwork serving as a vital source of inspiration, commenting "There is a flow to nature that you can feel if you let go that It is like dancing, where in that moment you lose yourself and the music takes over", says Voellmer. “This exhibition gives viewers the opportunity to experience the Sonoran Desert in a new way, seen through the eyes of the artist who captures the energy, colors, and vibrancy in her dazzling array of oil paintings”, says Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse. Read full press release here: Read Full Press Release here:  http://prlog.org/12517145

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Beyond Place on First Friday, January 1st from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, January 14th from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the artist and an opportunity to hear the artist’s speak about her amazing artwork and creative process. Beyond Place will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from January 1st until January 31st, 2016.