GALLERIES: Artist Talk: Esther Pearl Watson
Esther Pearl Watson
Nov 5-Jan 24 | Fine Arts Gallery
Reception Nov 7 | 4-6 pm
Artist Talk Nov 6 | 3:30 pm | The Rita, Studio B
Watson grew up in series of small towns outside of Dallas, Texas with her siblings, mother, and flying saucer-building father, Gene. Her family moved often, since her father's hobby of building huge flying saucers out of scrap metal and car engines didn't always sit well with the neighbors. Esther's pieces are often overtly narrative, clear but mysterious scenes of houses or figures ornamented with snippets of prose telling just enough to get the viewer's own imagination engaged, wanting to know more. Some are about family, some about places, all have a rich interior life. Her works without words are just as suggestive of story, also exerting a deep emotional pull.