Mia Bergeron, “Les Feux Follets,” oil, 36 x 54 in. (c) Gallery 1261 2016

Posted: Thursday, 06 October 2016 6:51AM

Andrew Webster Reporting

Gallery 1261 in Denver, Colorado, is overjoyed to be presenting recent works by renowned painter Mia Bergeron during a solo exhibition titled “Shared Solitude.” Penetrating all things humans experience — yet go through alone — this psychologically plumbing show will enliven the mind and eye.
In just over a month, Gallery 1261 in Denver, Colorado, will host a tantalizing solo exhibition of recent works by accomplished painter Mia Bergeron. Opening November 11 and on view through December 3, “Shared Solitude” is a visually stunning showcase of Bergeron’s exploration of human experience. The gallery writes, “This seemingly simple, yet deeply confounding truth of how we participate in our lives is what guided Bergeron as she worked on this grouping of paintings called ‘Shared Solitude.’”

Mia Bergeron, “Again and Again,” oil, 16 x 20 in. (c) Gallery 1261 2016

Bergeron says, “My hope is to have the work act as a mirror to the viewer. As with all art, the viewer will take away from the paintings what they give — their own experiences, feelings, longings, memories, fears, and introspections. Perhaps the paintings will poke and prod for the viewer to look deeper. Sometimes, the paintings may just sit quietly with the viewer, the experience washing over both.”
Continuing, the gallery reports, “In many ways, this exhibition acts as a testament to the growth and maturity of Bergeron’s painting practice. She says, ‘I believe I have become braver as an artist. Subjects that seemed out of reach to me in the past have become forerunners. Images that may be associated to my past work have been unpeeled, abandoned, or rethought. Many of the works in ‘Shared Solitude’ are a sacred act of hope for me — a way for me to walk blindly but with courage.’ We invite the viewer to step into and experience the incredible worlds that Bergeron has created in this new body of work.”
To learn more, visit Gallery 1261.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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