New Feature Exhibition in November October 13 2022

Silver Linings

November 5 - 26, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, November 18, 11 AM

About the Exhibition

Stacey Fletcher is known for her abstract mixed media paintings that come to life through her use of energetic brushstrokes, rich textures, bold colors, and intuitive mark making. For this, her second exhibition at Arts on Douglas, Fletcher presents Silver Linings, an exhibition of new work inspired by an introspective exploration of vulnerability and its role in the creative process.
To create her paintings, Fletcher works instinctively, layering surfaces with a range of materials including acrylics, spray paint, oil sticks, and dry drawing materials. As she builds up layers, she explores connections between what cannot be seen and what is seen directly on the surface. In her artist statement, she elaborates that her work is “a process of layering thoughts, memories, and ideas with sensual materials which motivate the paintings and displays the evolution of the mark.” She continues, “Using various surfaces, I am drawn to the unpredictability and the challenge of sustaining a work that displays immediacy as well as a methodical and meticulous moment.”
The act of making art is cathartic for Fletcher, allowing her to reconcile a wide spectrum of experiences through abstracted representations of her ideas. Fletcher is also drawn to the ways that abstract art stirs the imagination and creates intrigue. It is her hope that viewers can contemplate their ideas, experiences, struggles, and triumphs through her paintings. She concludes, “As we embrace the challenges set before us, I offer you “Silver Linings” as a means of hope, courage, compassion, connection, and a peaceful place to rest your eyes.”

About the Artist:

Stacey Fletcher earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. Fletcher currently lives with her family in Florida, maintains an active studio practice, and is an Associate Professor of 2D Studio Arts at Daytona State College. She has exhibited in many group, juried, and solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including an International Painting Residency in Chelm Poland. Her work is included in public and private art collections, and she has received many awards, including being published twice in a juried selection of International Visual Artists in Studio Visit Magazine and being featured in The Woven Tale Press, a literary and fine art magazine.

Image Above: Stacey Fletcher, Silver Linings, mixed media on linen: acrylics, charcoal, graphite, oil stick, oil pastels, and spray paint, 24 x 28 inches