Have you ever felt that there was a realm utterly real, yet indiscernible by human perception? This is the territory explored by Teresa Mucha James in her latest solo exhibition at Aron Packer Gallery. In these large and medium-scale drawings, James fuses numerous influences (folk art, Victoriana, and Renaissance painting, and succeeds in lending her subjects an air of peace and serenity. This calm is a result of an unseen reality where its subjects hover somewhere between heaven and earth. Natural images such as flowers and other intricately depicted plants intertwine with the imagery and become a reminder of our life here on earth. While James has begun using color and larger sizes for this new series, she still draws from her past work by depicting wings and iconic hands. These images remain her staple and speak of supernatural activity, caring, and angels on earth.
Teresa Mucha James is owner of White Wings Press. 1991-2002 Master Printer at Big Cat Press, Printing for such artists as: Tony Fitzpatrick, Ed Paschke, Gladys Nilsson, Jon Langford, Jim Nutt, Sam Messer, Wes Mills, Martin Mull, and Tom Huck. She has work in collections across the U.S. including Northwestern University's Block Gallery and the Portland Museum of Art.