Audrey Phillips

Impermanence

On view through May 28, 2021
Artists Talk: Friday, May 28, 11 AM

About the Exhibition

Audrey Phillips, known for her abstract, gestural paintings, is back for her third solo exhibition at Arts on Douglas. This time, Phillips is presenting a new body of work highly influenced by this past year of the pandemic. Phillips explains that she experienced a stream of conflicting emotions during this time, elaborating that, “This constant back and forth between fear and gratitude made me more aware of the impermanence of both our lives and our thoughts. I was not in control of anything except letting go of what my life would look like in the next year. Surrendering to the concept of impermanence helped me let go of attaching my happiness to things staying the same.” READ MORE

About the Artist

Audrey Phillips has spent most of her life in Florida where the landscape captivated the artist from a formative age. Observing the expansive sky and the far-reaching vistas of the ocean augmented her ability to see in the abstract and also encouraged personal reflection, making her strongly attuned to the beautiful intelligence and power of nature.

 
Audrey received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Florida. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Minnesota, New York, Michigan, California, Texas, New Mexico, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, where she currently lives. Her work is in numerous United States and international corporate and private collections. A large permanent collection of 54 of her paintings, acquired by the University of Tampa for permanent installation, can be seen at the newly renovated Southard Family Building.

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