A Charmed Life
Celene Hawkins and M.P. Wiggins, curated by Sandy Eichert
(Cincinnati, Ohio) - Eisele Gallery presents “A Charmed Life” an exhibition curated by Sandy Eichert featuring Celene Hawkins and M.P. Wiggins. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artists on Friday March 11th from 6-9pm. This exhibition will feature paintings by Cincinnati artist M.P. Wiggins in the gallery and sculpture by Cincinnati artist Celene Hawkins installed in the gallery’s display windows. The artwork will be on view at the Eisele Gallery from March 11th – April 9th, 2022. The paintings by Wiggins are rooted in personal experience and memory. Abstract in nature the brilliant reds, purples and greens suggest emotional states, musical notations and intellectual structure. Celene Hawkins’ newest body of work uses biomorphic shapes laser cut from acrylic and wood. Photographic images incorporated into the sculptures merge patterns and forms together in harmony. Hawkins finds inspiration for this work in the language of design and the narrative of the natural world.
About Celene Hawkins
Celene Hawkins is a Cincinnati-based visual artist. She is a partner at a design and fabrication studio, creating public and private commission works as well as site furnishings and functional art. Her artistic practice covers a range of disciplines including sculpture, photo-based works and installation art. Her work is in public, private and corporate collections including the Lloyd Library and Museum, Fidelity Investments and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She periodically curates exhibitions and has served in several faculty positions at area universities. Hawkins has been reviewed in a variety of publications, including ArtPapers, Landscape Architecture and Sculpture Magazine. She has been awarded grants from the Summerfair Foundation and has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
About M.P. Wiggins
Being both a painter and an illustrator has given M.P. Wiggins an opportunity to live in many different worlds. She has worked with publishers and art directors to create work for books, posters, calendars and magazines, including The New Yorker. But her first love is painting, although “painting” may not be enough of a word to describe the building up of a canvas with paper, found objects, paint, charcoal, more paint and varnish. Wiggins received a BFA from University of Cincinnati and has work in private and corporate collections such as Proctor and Gamble, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The National Underground Freedom Center and the University of Kentucky
Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging established nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Website: www.eiselefineart.com Phone: (513) 791-7717
Location: Village of Mariemont 6936 Madisonville Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227
Admission: Eisele Gallery is free and open to the public
Parking: Free parking in rear of building