Upcoming Exhibitions for 2017
September 28th, 2017: Natalie Featherston & Robert LaDuke at Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
The Art of Story: Trompe L’oeil, Landscape, and the Painted World
In her new show at Meyer Gallery, artist Natalie Featherston uses the time-honored technique of trompe l’oeil to craft stories against the backdrop of neoclassical landscapes and vistas from campy how-to art instruction books. Using anything at her disposal—rocks, stickers, buttons, crayons and construction paper—she creates a world where dinosaurs roam while hoarding pastries, and worker bees celebrate their queen over pollen rich flowers. Wolves sing with the moon against the desert backdrop of nighttime stars, and a mermaid and her consort match their wits against marauding pirates.
Featherston’s dazzling craftsmanship and trompe l’oeil skills engage the viewer, drawing them into this narrative world, all the while leaving them wondering whether the painting is exactly that: an actual multi-media collage hung on the wall or a cleverly painted deception.
“I work directly from life, and I love building the collages just as much as I enjoy painting them,” Natalie says about this new body of work. “Cutting and gluing all the little paper shapes together, and choosing all the things that go into making up the story and the world the characters exist in helps me to create a narrative vision that goes farther than simply making a pretty painting. Anyone can do that, I want to tell a story. And if I can make you question the line between what’s painted and what’s not, well, that’s where the fun comes in for the viewer.”Join Natalie Featherston at Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon Road, September 28th at 5pm for the opening of her new show, “The Art of Story: Trompe L’oeil, Landscape, and the Painted World.” A full catalog of the show is available online at www.meyergalleries.com
June 21st, 2017: Art League of Rhode Island
Natalie is honored to be the guest speaker at this year's Art League of Rhode Island's 2017 Annual Meeting. Join us to hear her speak about the history of trompe l'ceil, her early academic training, and her body of work spanning the last twenty years. Hosted at the beautiful Providence Art Club in Providence.
June 21st, 2017: TRANSMOGRIFICATION- Contemporary Realism Show
Long Island City, NYC’s latest exemplar of metamorphosis from industrial grit to modern skyline, hosts a group show featuring works from Contemporary Realists celebrating Transformation and Mutability. Featuring work of Natalie Featherston, Neilson Carlin, Jon DeMartin, Chris Pugliese and Michael Aviano
2320 Jackson Ave, L.I.C., NY (one stop from Midtown Manhattan)
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:30pm-9:30
Open to the public: Sundays (6/25, 7/2) 1pm-4pm and Wednesdays (6/28 & 7/5) 5pm-8pm
October 6rd, 2016: Fall Show at Lovetts Gallery