The Hippodrome Theatre proudly presents Sherrie Pettigrew’s Artwork
Opening Feb. 28 with “Ripcord” previews & featured for Art Walk Feb. 23, 7 to 10 p.m.
GAINESVILLE – Sherrie Pettigrew’s art exhibit will be featured in the Hippodrome Art Gallery for the next Artwalk Gainesville on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, from 7 – 10 p.m., opening the week before the first preview of “Ripcord” at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Pettigrew is a Florida artist who composes her drawings based on the people and objects around her in everyday life. Graphite powder and pencil are her primary materials, and she sometimes incorporates paint, pastel chalk and found objects.
“These images come to me in the shower, theater, market, and street complete with smells, sounds, and visions seldom shared until they are actualized,” Pettigrew said.
Pettigrew admires artists Chuck Close, Joan Miro and Cy Twombly, and they inspire her artistic style. She describes her collection as an evolution from hyperrealism to psychological surrealism.
“I come from honesty in my approach, making work that isn’t always pretty,” Pettigrew said. “These pieces are about emotion, often without cognitive consideration: recording reality with a twist and my own hypersensitive view.”
We hope to see you there!
– Your friends at the Hipp