Old Stories/New Visions
By Sheila Seguin
My art is personal and expressive of my life experiences and the issues and concerns which move me. My work can be characterized as expressionist, figurative, colorful, and imaginative. It contains realistic images along with abstract elements. I use different media, often combining them, such as painting, etching, collage, drawing, and photography. All of my images are original and derive from my work.
Fri, Sep 11, 1-4pm
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I am originally from New York City, where I have exhibited frequently. I have also resided in Berkeley, CA. where I was involved in the feminist art movement. The city of Berkeley provided an art gallery space where I and some other women curated exhibits by women and events focused on empowering women. I have appeared on PBS and cable TV, showing my slides and describing how they connect with my life. As an art teacher, I instruct students in the use of art materials in a spontaneous creative way to find their personal imagery and develop a distinct and original style.
This exhibit, “Old Stories/New Visions,” combines some of my earlier work which is narrative, with my newer work which I see as symbolic and more imaginative. I could never find the right words to describe my art, since it encompasses everything that is important to me, until I heard the expression “Transformational Expressionism,” and it fit. It’s about the feelings I have, the psychological depths that I have explored in myself and others, the political and social concerns that disturb me, and finally the movement towards a spiritual path that brings me closer to integrating and giving meaning to all my life experiences and my perceptions of the world. The rest is about loving colors, lines, shapes, and moving them about. It’s about creating my own world and asking you to share it with me. It’s about being a child at play.