Contemporary abstract mixed-media artist Pat McGreevey will exhibit her paintings in Tangled Up in Hues, on view at Art League of Hilton Head this October.
McGreevey’s work, characterized by vibrant color combinations, contrasting shapes, and deep dimensions, depicts the world through a lovingly fragmented lens that conveys sheer energy and emotion. “I want to create art that people love. Art that is thought provoking and emotionally evocative. Art is one of life’s luxuries that moves us in a myriad of emotional directions, and we want it around us to continually generate those emotions.”
McGreevey enjoys working intuitively, employing brush, scraper, palette knife, her hands, and anything else she can think of using. She works on multiple artworks simultaneously. She’s inspired by the very idea of creating that which didn’t exist before. “As artists we have the God-given talent to create whatever we want and this gives us a sense of freedom and excitement in the endless possibilities. The hard part is stepping out of our own comfort zone, letting go of the fear of failure, and making that first brush stroke.”
In conjunction with the exhibit, Art League is offering a one-day workshop with the artist entitled “Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting Loose,” suited to beginner and intermediate students interested in learning to become more confident in taking chances in their work. The class is $100 ($90 for Art League members), with a $20 supply fee, and will take place October 31, 10am-4pm.
Tangled Up in Hues is open October 3-November 3. An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, October 11, 5-7pm. McGreevey will hold a demo of her work on Friday, October 13, 11am-12pm. The exhibit, reception, and demo are all free and open to the public.
Tangled Up in Hues by Pat McGreevey
Exhibit: Tuesday, October 3 through Friday, November 3, 2023. Art League Gallery open every day: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance.
Artist’s Reception: Wednesday, October 11, 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artist. Free and open to the public.
Artist’s Demonstration: Friday, October 13, 11am-12pm. Learn more about the artist and her process.
Workshop: Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting Loose by Pat McGreevey. Tuesday, October 31, 10am-4pm. $100 ($90 for Art League of Hilton Head members) + $20 supply fee. For beginner and intermediate students.
Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843.681.5060.