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Artist Reception at the Agora Borealis

  • the Agora Borealis 421 Lake Street Shreveport, LA, 71101 United States (map)

Please Join us Wednesday, August 24th from 5-8pm for an artist reception honoring Ann Gilloon. Gilloon's work will be featured on the Gallery Wall August 22nd- September 24th.

"Neither Created nor Destroyed"

"The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. For example, turning on a light would seem to produce energy; however, it is electrical energy that is converted."

This new series of painings is an interpretation of the beauty in our connections, our linkage with the world around us and the energy that will pass from these seemingly disconnected things. Energy transfers between all things and is represented in all forms of science from biology and geology to astronomy. It is the light that touches the flesh of these figures and wraps through the jagged stone mountains and spreads up through the star studded cosmos. This body of work is about the energy that exists in everything- light, heat, chemical, electrical. It is this energy that we pass to one another in the most intimate and subtle ways, and also in the unavoidable and deafening explosions we share.

Ann Gilloon grew up in McKinney, Texas, and would come to earn her BFA at the University of Texas in Arlington with a concentration in painting. Ann primarily works with acrylic and watercolor paint and also enjoys mixing a wide array of varied media to create dense, rich layers. She has a deep interest in color and its use in personifying emotion and connections to the world around us.

She continues to explore all medias and is beginning to incorporate light and more structural elements into her work. Ann enjoyed teaching art intermittently and now looks to further explore her ideas in her work that will relate to humanity and the connections and emotions we experience through each other and our world. Ann has shown work in selected local businesses, with F6 art in the park exhibit, in conjunction with Ironic Ink, at the Agora Borealis, and is enjoyed by private collectors.

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Earlier Event: August 23
Neither Destroyed nor Created
Later Event: October 28
Scared Shirtless