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The Waukesha Civic Theatre will display the work of Virgi Driscoll from January 8 – February 23, 2015 in the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery.
Painting and drawing has been a part of my inner being from the very beginning. I have always felt the need to express myself in this manner whether in abstractions or figurative work in oil painting or ink and charcoal drawings. What is consistent between these worlds of expression is the manner in which I see and interpret life, nature, and humans in it. I keep many artworks going at the same time. Painting in abstraction provides new avenues for me. I work from pure emotions and ideas, painting those things one can only internalize but not depict effectively in a realistic subject manner. Many images and ideas pass through my mind as I approach a painting – traces of my experiences, landscapes, figures, shapes and symbols, sounds, and gentle paths – and my response to life itself. Multiple layers of paint are scratched, eroded and built up combining this with the spontaneity of markings and shapes. Every work I create presents opportunities to discover fresh meanings, directions and expressions.
The Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery is located in the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building, 264 W. Main Street, downtown Waukesha. The Waukesha Civic Theatre Box Office and Art Gallery are open from Noon - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Friday, and will be open two hours prior to weekend performances of Combat Boot Camp, ACT Live!, High School Musical JR., Funny Money, My Funny Valentine, and St. Bruno’s Family Night.