rative designs are showcased in an exhibit at the IAO Gallery.
Kicking off with a 5:30 p.m. reception Saturday and running through Oct. 27, the "Triple Deco" exhibit includes the mixed-media art of:
" Sarah Atlee,
" Paul Mays and
" Natalie Moore.
Each of them has a distinct stylistic approach that is connected through their shared decorative influences.
"We are each working from a single concept "? decorative influences "? but we have predictably taken that idea in individual directions," Atlee said. "For me, these influences include wallpaper, textiles, naturalist prints, costume, tattoos and so on."
Moore directly pulls the decorative elements into her works by using sections of wallpaper and fabric in the foundations of her paintings.
"I've always gotten inspiration from vintage clothing, flower designs and patterns, and combined them in layers in my paintings," she said. "My color combinations also come from decorative elements like vintage posters."