Bakersfield Museum of Art
Celebration of Life: The Art of Sandra Bierman
A retrospective of Sandra Bierman's artwork will appear at the Bakersfieid Museum of Art from July 19 through September 16, 2001. Twenty-two works representing her full range of style will be included.
Unlike many artists who explore one style then move to another, Bierman continuously goes back and forth in varying styles. One could easily group her paintings into several genre: southwestern, mythical, ethnic (Polynesian or Native American), and "other women." What unifies her work is her subject matter: woman, particularly as nurturer. No matter which style Bierman incorporates, the women are portrayed as decidedly feminine, conveyed by soft, curving. flowing lines - in the figures themselves, as well as their clothing and hair. The women softly and tenderly cradle children or sometimes cats in their arms as if they are one with the woman. (left: Earth Mother, 46 x 36 inches; right: Mother and Child, 39 x 33 inches)
Bierman works spontaneously, never quite sure what will appear on her canvas. Sometimes she begins with a lose sketch, but the end result rarely resembles that sketch. She always works from her imagination rather than from actual scenes or photographs. What Bierman always feels in the end is that the artwork nurtures her soul, which is her perpetual motivator. To add to that satisfaction, she receives e-mail from around the world from people who say that her artwork has moved them very deeply, sometimes on a spiritual level. This to Bierman has been one of the most gratifying aspects of her work.
An opening night preview is scheduled on July 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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