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The Suffolk Art League in cooperation with the Suffolk Art Gallery will present the newest exhibit, "Life As I Know It: Recent Works by Heather Nygaard," on display from July 9 to August 20, 2021 at the Suffolk Art Gallery. Local artist Heather Nygaard’s premier solo show is a collection of new oil paintings that explore themes such as mental health, motherhood, and imagination. She is the winner of the Suffolk Art League's 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition.
Isolation brought about by the global pandemic has been a major catalyst in Nygaard's work. When life came to a screeching halt, it opened the door to anxieties, both old and new. With time for self-reflection and new problems to solve, Nygaard faced challenges head on with her most powerful too: a paint brush. "I think in pictures sometimes; when I don't have words for something, I see an image in my head instead,” says Nygaard. “Painting gives me a chance to let it out and connect with people."
The Suffolk Art Gallery is located at 118 Bosley Avenue. All exhibits are free and open to the public, though social distancing and safety measures are in place while inside the Gallery. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 1-5pm.
For additional information, please call the Suffolk Art League at 757.925.0448 or visit SuffolkArtLeague.com.