"anne & ann: abstracting nature in metal & oils" Exhibition at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash NC

Sunset River Marketplace's May exhibition features the works of two nature inspired artists

McCray,  More Joy In the Morning , oil, 12" x 12"

McCray, More Joy In the Morning, oil, 12" x 12"

Sunset River Marketplace is so looking forward to anne & ann: abstracting nature in metal & oils, their exhibition showcasing works by Anne Cunningham and Ann Parks McCray. Here’s a hint of what’s to come:

Anne Cunningham and Ann Parks McCray often unknowingly mirror each other’s art. It’s only after a studio visit or glimpse of a Facebook photo that they realize they’ve done it again. These two beach girls are called by the ocean and revel in being surrounded by light. They capture this appreciation in their art, Ann in highly textured oils on canvas and Anne through metal dyes and acids on metal. “Abstraction” might be their shared middle name as both artists extract the energy of an experience, location, or feeling more than represent its reality.

Cunningham,  Water Meditation , galvanized steel, 36" x 24"

Cunningham, Water Meditation, galvanized steel, 36" x 24"

Sharing thoughts and being inspired by each other’s vision, these two kindred spirits often visit each other’s studios for art-filled conversations and observations. Both love texture and discovering new ways to create unusual surfaces. Establishing layer upon layer in their art, Ann and Anne enjoy exposing what is underneath, the hidden aspects of their creativity, to express nuanced light and mystery. Both of these artists work quickly and intuitively, trusting the process while recognizing the incalculable joy and privilege of living through art.

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. for a fantastic reception for these two talented artists! Show runs May 4 through June 16.