Current Location:
Section 09 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (VS09)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 09; Bottom Shelf

Jazz Festival

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.217.1
Artist:
Deb Hoover
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Watercolor
Date:
1997
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 28 in
Description:
Light stylized image of five people on various instruments using reds, purples and golds
Historical Context:
"My paintings come from a love of people, music, nature and color. Turning those passions into paintings is what I was born to do. Placing contrasting colors next to each other, light against dark, large shapes next to small shapes and having the finished painting connect with other people is why I paint. Many of my paintings are based on the statement of artist Paul Klee, 'make the invisible visible.' Other paintings are a translation of what I have seen and an attempt to communicate an insight. They are never exact replication of life. What am I trying to portray? The energy in musicians, the rhythm in nature, or camaraderie of the people who inhabit my paintings. Does the painting bring life light and energy into the room? Making paintings that answer these questions is deeply satisfying." -Deb Hoover

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
Contemporary
Library of Congress Subjects:
Music in art
Jazz