“Didn’t she take my picture once?” – George Dombek

MFA Galleries presents Kat Wilson’s series EMOJI Paintings. Wilson first gained national recognition for her photographic series Habitats in 2005 and has continued to thrive as an artist using photography for the series Portrayals and Layers. A reception will be held on Dec. 21 from 2-9 p.m. at MFA Gallery, 546 West Center, Unit F. Cocktails will be provided by Pink House Alchemy.

Kat Wilson has been painting under the pseudonyms Gar, Neon, and Charro Dorado for more than 20 years. Now would be a good time to check your walls for those insignias.

Wilson’s photographic work infuses true visionary tales with meticulous skill to create an unprecedented body of work. Her ability to connect the viewer with the information presented in unobstructed and non-biased ways leaves us with a sense of “I LOVE THIS WORK!,” a feeling hard to come by in an art world so heavily inundated with users and much less with creators.

We requested an artist statement and she mailed us a drawing of an eggplant and scrawled under it, “My portraits of emojis were already given a symbolic connotation and my presence is only in the brushstrokes. Let me be clear that this is not Pop Art, this is EMOJI Art.”

Wilson announced that she will be offering a multi-tiered purchase structure for the new series EMOJI Paintings. On Dec 21st, MFA will live stream its gallery on Facebook for the purchase of her work. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., first pick showing, pieces are priced at $1000, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. prices drop to $800, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. pieces are priced at $250-$500.

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