Multitalented Modern master Veron Ennis will be daas Gallery's featured artist for the month of October. Her new collection, entitled Chroma-Tone, is a synthesis of color, texture and typography. Following her successful Paper Milk series, Ennis has focused on a bolder and experimental body of work.
"Chroma- the intensity of a distinctive hue, and Tone- the quality or character of a sound considered with reference to a source, are the blanketing concerns of this series," explained Ennis. "The meticulously formulated palette in this series synchs with the carefully chosen typography to create a particular tone for each painting.
"The work creates a phonetic sound when viewed and 'read,' which echoes in the mind while the image is interpreted, leaving the impression of not only image- created by color and form, but also sound, created by text," she concluded.
Ennis is a Sanibel-based modern painter concerned with the intimate characteristics of the layered painted medium; the effects of text as form, sound, and meaning; the language of color; and the interplay between precision and chance application.
As a painter, Ennis' work takes on unique manifestations weaved together by an underlying stream of consciousness. Each painting presents a new mission, a new discovery, a new vision for expression, all connected by the golden thread of her distinct style.
Ennis applies an assortment of media in her paintings. She utilizes water-based paints, oils, polymer-based grounds, cotton rag paper and raw canvas. Her studio is outfitted with brushes, archival pens, charcoal, rags, trowels, knives, saws, drills, rulers, squares, buckets full of jar lids, scrap canisters, odd metal shapes, various widths of tape, razors, a hand sanderand other various tools of the trade.
Opening reception for Veron Ennis
6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7
1542 Broadway St.
Downtown Fort Myers
She has exhibited her works at some of Southwest Florida's top galleries, including solo and group shows in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Naples, and Cape Coral. She has also exhibited in New York and Miami.
Chroma-Tone will be on display through Oct. 22. For more information about the event, visit www.daasgallery.com. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.