Every Third Friday, we welcome a new local artist to show case their work in our gallery. This month, we are excited to welcome the bright and festive work of St. Louis artist Genevieve Esson.
In Multimedia: the Diversity of Trees, Genevieve created a collection of tree art in various multimedia. Her concept for the show is to bring attention to the environment and the beauty of and appreciation of trees. The majority of the media in Genevieve’s art has been upcycled, using leftover materials from around the house, recyclable material or items she has collected over the years. The whole idea is to rethink, reuse and make beauty out of trash. Her goal is to flag and open people’s eyes to being mindful about recycling and upcycling everyday and throwaway materials. She embraced a variety of materials and incorporated them in her multimedia paintings, encompassing them with paint and texture, bringing a new life and meaning to their form. She says, “I am amazed by the variety of artworks I designed by gathering from these various articles. Some pieces I spent quite a while trying to come up with an answer or an end result. Other pieces just took root and bloomed like crazy.”
She adds, “I want to open the viewers eyes to our urban landscape, inspire and focus attention to trees, nature and the accumulating garbage. What can we do with this stuff? Make it into treasure. Beautiful recycled tree art to invigorate and motivate the senses. Hey, don’t throw that away! Use your imagination. You can make it into beautiful art! Save a tree!”
Genevieve’s show will be on display until June 14. Come see find your tree-spiration in our gallery! We’re open 10:00a to 5:00p, Monday-Saturday.
You can find more of Genevieve’s work and connect with her online: