|Faith in the Wilderness, by Patricia Watwood. Oil on canvas. (2011)|
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host Patricia Watwood: Myths and Individuals. The exhibition will open with a reception 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the museum's Community Gallery. The exhibition concludes on Friday, Dec. 23.
Watwood's paintings travel through worlds of mythology, allegory and contemporary human life. Her images are carefully designed to convey the beauty and stillness of the visual world. The paintings reflect the artist's search for meaning and desire for spiritual connection with both her subjects and its viewers.
"Faith in the Wilderness" (2011) is an example of Watwood's combination of classical technique, contemporary sensibility, and personal philosophy. The artist describes her work as an allegory about her motives for painting.