"...highly idiosyncratic, funny, challenging, and precise... and a little difficult to describe in print!"
About the Artist
The work of Dana Ann Scheurer is both whimsical and surreal. It has been described as "highly idiosyncratic, funny, challenging, and precise... and a little difficult to describe in print!"
Dana masterfully paints rich and inventive images of architectural and geometric forms that are placed in absurd juxtaposition, to an orchestra of visual delights, all designed to please and entertain.
Vignettes from old masters paintings, sculptures, paintbrushes, palettes, and paintings inside paintings, bicycles and fish are sometimes accompanied by musical instruments and keyboards.
Inspiration may be found in the most unlikely of places and times. Particular influences inclue the works of Picasso, Matisse, Moore, and Leger.
Columns in complex corridors of architectural spaces weave interior and exterior landscapes as an occasional Saturn on a string dances overhead.
The structure and well-defined edges of the paintings are the direct result of an exact pen and ink and printmaking background. A steady hand and the smallest of brushes facilitate the precision with which these paintings are executed.
There is a certain excitement about sitting in front of a blank piece of D'Arches watercolor paper. The edges are taped down. Favorite paintbrushes and pencils are placed to the side. The process begins as imagination takes over.
Drawing begins. Architectural lines are drafted, followed by the subject narrative, and anticipation of a finished work of art. Through the use of iconic imagery and flipped perspective spaces appear inside-out and outside-in. Often, the eye is guided to rest on a black and white floor while interaction with the subject matter is experienced.
The artist delights from the visual reactions of persons who, through repeated viewings, discover imagery both obvious and hidden.
Events & Exhibits
The 21st Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Prestented by the Greater Reston Arts Center 21 years of participation by Dana Ann Scheurer
May 17-18-19, 2013 Reston Town Center
For more information: www.graceatrs.org 703.471.9242
Public Art Mural
The Midtown Community Mural Designed by Dana Ann Scheurer
This project is fully funded and supported by, Fairfax County,
Initiative for Public Arts (IPAR), Reston Town Center Associates,
Robert Kettler, Inc., Reston Historic Trust and Friends of the Urban Core. Image depicts Reston Founder, Robert E. Simon as photographer.
Installation, August 2013 by Artifice Inc. Muralist, Brian King (artist assisted)
Midtown North Condominium 20' X 30'
New Dominion Parkway Reston Town Center, Reston Virginia On facebook, Friends of Midtown Community Mural
Reston Kids Triathlon Poster Design Sponsored by the Reston Association and the YMCA 250 Triathletes, ages 6-14 compete swim/bike/run events
August 11, 2013 www.restonkidstri.org
Reston Interfaith and the Capitol Steps 30th Anniversary Gala
Design by Dana Ann Scheurer to Benefit Reston Interfaith
February 10, 2013
Hyatt Regency Reston
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