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Cherie Hacker - Abstract Shift

November 3 - December 12, 2014

Reception: November 6 and December 4, 5-7pm

Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts paintings by Sacramento artist Cherie Hacker. In Abstract Shift the paintings emulate a sense of naturalness experienced from a wilderness outing. Cherie draws from her history of being in the whitewater rafting industry and her work as a naturalist in an outdoor school. Hacker states, “The beauty and wildness on theHacker_forweb riveralong with the environmental education I shared were internalized deep within.” The energy and movement in the work recalls abstract expressionism while creating a tangible life in each object. Hacker uses intricate line work around her forms to emulate the complexity and intricacy of nature, revealing an individuality of each object in relation to the whole composition. Abstract Shift tells a story of Hacker’s personal experiences in nature, allowing her conscious and subconscious actions to present themselves on the canvas.

Cherie Hacker began her artistic pursuits while growing up in Chicago.  She later received a Studio Art Bachelors from University of California Davis, followed by a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art while she served a Graduate Internship for the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.  She has exhibited her artwork throughout North America from Alaska, Montreal to New York, most recently in Florence, Oregon and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her studio is in a warehouse with twelve artists and the E Street Gallery in Sacramento, California.

The Metro Gallery inhabits the lobby on the first floor of City Hall, 1 East First Street. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The public is welcome and admission is free! Take advantage of the brilliant art available in your public gallery. View pictures of the entire City Hall collection.

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