Cover | Yvette M. Buigues
True , (acrylic and paper on panel). At first glance, Buigues' True appears as silkscreen or stencil; a closer look reveals an original mixed-media painting. Using acrylics, colored pencil, and, occasionally, collage and found objects, she develops many textures in translucent and opaque layers. Paintbrushes, dental tools, screwdrivers, sticks, rocks, and palm sanders are among her many tools. Paintings emerge from her intuition, dreams, and sentiments, though she rarely knows where a blank panel may take her when starting out. Buigues works with icons and discovers the full text of the story as she works through a painting, often discovering that she has been directed to a place that is known yet previously misunderstood, gaining new insight and understanding. Recently this journey has surprisingly found Buigues using these methods to capture the spirit of patrons' favorite canines. Her paintings can be viewed at heavyblackline.com, and she can be contacted directly at SmallDogFish@yahoo.com. Buigues, who works in Emeryville, is one of 117 artists featured in the 28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. This juried exhibition is free to the public and open daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 11–Nov. 2 at 6121 Hollis St./Heritage Square, Emeryville. For information call 510-652-6122 or visit EmeryArts.org.
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