In the End, You Had Wings by Genevieve May
We're thrilled to share that the August issue of American Art Collector Magazine features a show preview of Genevieve May's solo exhibition, "Wolves Once Walked Here," running at our Cherry Creek location from July 29 through August 12.
May’s artwork, which includes 19 stunning oil paintings, including a couple of innovative pieces on leather, is a vibrant amalgamation of fashion, human emotion, and a profound love for nature. Inspired by the contrast between urban life and the tranquility of rural Massachusetts, where she was raised, May combines these two worlds to create art that reflects the balance between nature and human-made beauty.
In her interview with American Art Collector Magazine, May reveals that her journey towards creating the pieces in this exhibition began when she saw a graffiti in Manhattan that read "wolves once walked here". This profound encounter stirred her thoughts about the beauty and glamour of city life against the backdrop of our impacts on nature.
Central to the exhibition is "In the End, You Had Wings", a painting of a woman in a red dress surrounded by hummingbirds - a tribute to her late father, who wanted to return as a hummingbird. The theme of red resonates throughout the collection, a color May admits evokes strong emotions and has a significant place in this exhibition.
Art, for May, is a gateway to another world. She believes in creating pieces that allow the viewer to step into a different reality, a break from the monotony of daily life. Her belief that art should offer a "mental break for people" is tangible in her works.
"Wolves Once Walked Here" is a testament to May's diverse artistic expressions and narratives, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in her enchanting world. We are excited to bring this fascinating exhibition to you from July 29th through August 12th, right here at Abend Gallery.
Explore the 'Wolves Once Walked Here' exhibition and delve into Genevieve May's captivating world.
For a more in-depth review of May's stunning artwork and this exhibition, download the American Art Collector Magazine article courtesy of Art Collector Magazine.