Anton Art Center is proud to present Occupied Space, opening on Saturday, September 10,
2022. This exhibition features artworks by artists Laura Cavanagh and Chrissy Gordon. On
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Anton Art Center is hosting an
Opening Reception and Artist Talk event with both Laura Cavanagh and Chrissy Gordon, in-
person at the Anton Art Center; this event is free and open to the public. The collaborative
exhibit will be on display in the Main Floor Galleries at the Anton Art Center through October 13,
The exhibition will present a collection of original paintings from each artist. Self-described
introverts by nature, Cavanagh and Gordon have long studied their personal surroundings.
Their explorations of quiet, intimate spaces, and moments in time, have been critical to
understanding their respective selves and finding ways to remain present amidst the noise.
Cavanagh and Gordon encounter these spaces both in and out doors, and they employ light
and color to capture their emotional state relevant to the space.
The artists share that they are especially influenced by the architecture of a space, and find that
by breaking down the architectural elements into bold blocks of color, they are able to create a
distinct atmosphere of still quietude, so critical for self- reflection and creativity. Both Cavanagh
and Gordon work with oil and chalk pastel, and Gordon utilizes oil paint and monotype to
capture the intangible state of being present. The tactile quality of the different mediums allows
the artists to make tangible that which is fleeting and transitory.