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Shari Pettis

Shari Pettis


I depict the ubiquitous shapes and structures of my daily surroundings in my paintings. Reoccurring images of parking lots, broken signs, trees and streetlights reflect long periods spent in my car. My intent is to create a cinematic sense of isolation, a disconcerting calm. In order to achieve this quality, I use blunt compositions and simplify select objects to the point of symbolic forms.

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