Mixed Media Collages on Display
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES BY PHYLLIS PAXTON
ON EXHIBIT AT NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents a collection of mixed media collages by local artist Phyllis Paxton, January 8 through March 2, 2018 at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.
Inspired by peeling posters scattered around the streets of Paris, artist Phyllis Paxton has created an exhibition of colorful mixed media collages that combines fragments of old posters blended with acrylics to form a coherent hybrid of traditional art and modern graphics. The exhibit is titled “New Works: Acrylic on Canvas with Found Paper.”
Phyllis Paxton is an Irvine-based mixed-media artist whose work is inspired by her love of the graphic arts and her early work producing commercial art for various advertising agencies in the United States. She states, “My love of Paris and other great cities of Europe combined with my graphic arts experiences have led me to develop my own painting style. The layers of my paintings are like the complex layers of these historic cities. As layers are peeled away, these remnants from urban landscapes provide fresh appeals to our senses.”
The exhibition will be available for viewing during library operating hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
More information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach, go to the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at www.newportbeachca.gov/CulturalArts.