Sunday, February 28, 2010
Millie Shapiro at Eclectic Gallery
Expressionist oil paintings exuberant with brilliant colour in their portrayal of women and animals are Millie Shapiroʼs expertise.
Like the paintings of James Weeks, with whom Shapiro studied in the late ʼ60ʼs at the
San Francisco Art Institute, the influence of European modernists such as Henri Matisse are prevalent. Weeks admired Shapiroʼs work, and claimed her talent was among the best he had seen as a teacher.
Shapiro is a Victoria resident, and has exhibited in one person and group shows
throughout the Pacific Northwest in numerous public and private art galleries from the 1980ʼs to the present. Shapiro says, “Art is the dance you do with life.” Her life is a testament to her paintings, which are supremely confident and vibrant expressions - zany, passionate, beautiful, wild.
March 1 to April 3, 2010
2170 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, BC Canada