Exhibit runs from Sep 16 - Oct 14 Art by Veda Bray ARTIST STATEMENT My art is now a hodgepodge of different mediums and styles. I have yet to settle into my own unique artistic process and personal design. I find a lot of inspiration from my friends. Surrounding myself with like minded people and other "tortured artist" types. A lot of my art has bright color palettes and happy themes; a contrast to the mental illness and trauma burdening me. Art is a pleasant escape from everyday life. A place to get lost in for a moment. ARTIST BIO I've been the "artist of the family" since I was a kid. Everyone told me that I was this amazing artist that was going places. I was (and still am) the grandchild/nephew that everyone would send art supplies to. That was my whole identity to some people. I loved creating art. The positive attention fed my ego enough to get me through childhood. So I kept doing it. In junior high I was put into private art lessons with a local artist from our neighborhood. I consider the pieces of art I did with her to be some of my best work. Art has been a very important way of expressing myself as a person and an emotional outlet in the past. Now, the capitalistic pressure of creating good and profitable art weighs down on me and discourages me from doing it as often as I might want to.
- September 17, 2019 at 9am – October 14, 2019
Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch
210 E 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Eclectic Contrast by Veda Bray