It's a very happy day indeed when I get out and look at art. And today I saw the most wonderful exhibit at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery. It's a terrific gallery that always has first-class exhibitions, but this was one of the best. (Thanks, Laura Tyler, for urging me to see it.)
On view are the magical images of Maggie Taylor, a digital artist who lives in Gainesville, Florida and does the most magical work. Many of the images on view were taken from her illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Modernbooks, Palo Alto). The works were beautifully framed to be cohesive and expertly installed in the space. I encourage you to look around Ms. Taylor's website to be inspired.
The works on the wall were perfectly sympatico with the ceramic sculpture of Caroline Douglas, who lives in Boulder. Both artists used flora, fauna, and figures in work that was simultaneously surrealist and like stepping into a fairytale.
What a great way to escape the office, get away from the bad news, and indulge in the creative mind of artists. Oh, and one more important thing: I noticed that many of the works by Ms. Douglas had sold–particularly those priced on the lower end. But many nonetheless. Art IS selling!
If you're near Boulder, you have through Sunday to stop in and see the show.