Caren Hackman shares her “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons” with the public. The “Still Life 2016” Exhibit and Caren’s Solo Exhibition open at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park on July 5th. The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on July 8th. Find out how yoga saved Caren’s life after an injury and unsuccessful surgery. The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek of “Still Life”and Caren’s amazing story…how does yoga intersect with Andy Warhol? Stop by!
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL
12 PM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday
Still Life by Frances Lynn
“STILL LIFE EXHIBIT 2016”
CAREN HACKMAN’S SOLO EXHIBIT,
“YOGA SERIES” “YOGA ICONS”
Free Opening Reception:
Friday, July 8 from 5 – 8 PM
Meet The Artists
Exhibit Runs July 5 – August 9, 2016
Caren tells The Rickie Report, “I love my work as a graphic designer and fine artist. I am always happy to be in the studio. However, very few of my projects have filled me with as much drive and energy as the “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons.” There are so many reasons why this series of work is deeply meaningful to me”.
• ONE: Yoga saved my life. After an injury in 2008 and unsuccessful back surgery, I was in pain and side-lined for two years. Thanks to the great training I received from my first yoga instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, and all the wonderful teachers since, I live a full, active life. This series of paintings shows my gratitude, love, and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love, and connect with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.
“Karen in Red” by Caren Hackman
• TWO: I can feel the body positions while I am painting. The breath work, distribution of weight, and muscle exertion are with me as I create the art.
“Shelby, Child Pose” by Caren Hackman
• THREE: Anytime that I have the opportunity to combine media or skills in graphic design and fine art, I am happily energized. Working the images back and forth between the digital world and the paintbrush on canvas world makes for greater artistic expression.
“Karen in Blue” by Caren Hackman
“The yoga artwork takes two forms. One group of pieces on which I am working are acrylic paintings on canvas. The painterly realism of the brushstrokes and lighting show the energy and spirit of the asanas or poses. To further the feeling of freedom, I’ve elected not to “constrain” the pieces in a classic frame. The pieces hang, scroll-style, from a support at the top of each painting”.
“Shanti Scroll” by Caren Hackman
“The other suite of artwork combines digital painting and archival printing on canvas with hand embellished accents. I have coined this suite of paintings “Yoga Icons” as homage to Andy Warhol, who had a knack for depicting well-known personalities as “pop icons”. Warhol’s line work and use of bright, flat colors in his silk screened portraits, made an impression on me when I visited an exhibition of his work at the Boca Museum of Art. I created my own stylized color and line work in this yoga series”.
” Namaste Scroll” by Caren Hackman
“Many thanks to my first models, Karen Burnett and Shelby Grant of Yoga Palm Beach who are my first yoga pop icons! I am so happy to have been invited to judge the Artists of Beach County “Still Life” show and to be offered a Solo Exhibition area for my latest figurative and spiritual yoga pieces”.
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Still Life by Jacqueline Medeiros
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