Matthew Goodall & Ariana Enriquez: Flowerchild @ {9} The Gallery, Phoenix [from 1 to 15 June]

Matthew Goodall & Ariana Enriquez: Flowerchild

1 - 15
18:00 - 22:00

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{9} The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Join us as {9} Collective presents the work of artists Matthew Goodall and Ariana Enriquez in “Flowerchild”, opening First Friday, June 1st, 2018, 6-10 PM at {9} The Gallery, 1229 Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. Two artists sharing space and concept, exploring botanical imagery as both a depiction of the human form and as a metaphor for interpersonal relationships through their respective mediums of watercolor and oil painting.

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Matthew Goodall graduated with an art degree from Central Michigan University. An accomplished watercolorist and sketch artist, the now Arizona-based artists focuses on depicting the human form using botanical imagery. As Goodall elaborates, “This series of paintings focuses on my ceaseless interest in depicting the human form through the combination of portraiture and flower structures. Each work looks to create visual interest for the viewer through the unique shapes, expressive forms, and vibrant color contained in each composition.”

“My work explores compositional relationships created through combination of the human figure with color structures. By combining these forms, I strive to create layers of interest and beauty that captures the attention of the viewer on a subconscious level.”

Ariana Enriquez documents the ephemeral experiences of Arizona's landscapes through painting. «Throughout history, symbols and cultural meanings have been placed upon elements of nature. Depicting botanical imagery as metaphors for familial and intimate relationships allow me to share my story. Rendered flowers and birds become agents of my identity. While the regenerative characteristics of nature offer me tranquility and comfort, I am consistently reminded that there is always much beauty to see in the world should you pay attention.»

Enriquez is a graduate of Arizona State University. In 2016, she earned concurrent degrees in Painting (BFA) and Art History (BA). As an undergraduate, Enriquez worked at the ASU Art Museum under the Curator of Education where she helped plan and develop family programs while serving as a docent to a range of museum visitors, from preschoolers to the University’s group of trusted donors. Currently the Assistant Registrar at the ASU Art Museum, she helps to manage the Museum’s collection of over 12,000 objects. Enriquez is an alumna of the Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassador’s Program, nationally recognized for fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities.

The gallery is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and by appointment by calling (480) 454-5929.

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