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Time Like A River

Joan Wheeler

September 23 through November 3, 2012

Creation, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $4,000
Autumn's Descent, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $4,000
March, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $4,000
The Bell Jar, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $4,000
Social Butterfly, Oil on card, 9" x 11", $275

The new exhibition of works by Joan Wheeler, "Time Like a River," consists of figurative, narrative oil paintings exploring mankind's relationship with the natural world. The paintings reflect the cyclical seasons and interconnectedness of events over time. The title refers to the artist's belief that events and relationships of today flow by us and become the past, while the events of the future inevitably flow towards us. In this onward rush of time, nothing ceases to exist but rather moves to a space that is less visible to the human eye.