ME MYSELF and I
August 3 – September 18, 2021
Corrine Woodman Galleries
When: OPEN HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 pm
Where: CORRINE WOODMAN GALLERY, The Arts Center (700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis)
Deanna White shows two bodies of artwork: landscapes from the Willamette Valley in acrylics and pastel alongside collaged portraits and a full-sized collaged female statue. Experience Emotion as my Guide August 4 – September 18, 2021 at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis, OR.
I take great delight in translating a visual scene, thought or personal dream into my own interpretation…Every media I use is a reactive, engaging experiment using my imagination, color and emotion as my guide.
– Deanna White
Deanna White began her education in art and design during her years at Humboldt State University, investigating such diverse expressions as sculpture, photography, theater costume design and puppetry, as well as the more traditional drawing and painting curriculum. She expanded her exploration of art by touring Europe, where she attended the Hohensalzburg Art Academy in Salzburg, Austria.
Deanna’s painting style draws on the drama and hyperbole of her theater arts training. Magenta hills, cerulean skies and bright gamboge tree trunks adorn her fantasy expression of the Mid-Willamette Valley, which she sees in the woods and gardens surrounding her rural home.
Alongside the landscapes, White shows a series of collaged portraits and a full-size collage female statue (from a mannequin). The portraits have the same vivid colors and sense of playfulness as her landscapes, but take her imagination a step further.