Spring Art Exhibits: Fabulism and Ornate Acids

I have a few shows coming up in Ohio that are going to be pretty terrific.

Cleveland: May 9 — June 28, 2019 “Fabulism: Meta-facts and fictions” at Worthington Yards, Cleveland, Ohio. Curated by Liz Maugans.

Join me for the opening on Thursday, May 9th, 6 – 9pm with artists Laura Bidwell, Kristen Cliffel, Meng-Hsuan Wu, Claudio Orso, Dante Rodriguez, Omid Tavakoli, and Antwoine Washington exhibit in Fabulism: metafact and fictions, diverse outcomes of exploration for our own “escape rooms” that lead us to dreamscapes, future worlds, revisionist fairy tales and new realities.

“Conservatory” 30×30 inches

Akron: May, 10th 2019 My show “Ornate Acids” is a solo exhibition as part of the Akron Soul Train fellowship and residency. Opening reception is Friday, May 10th 6 – 8pm at the new Akron Soul Train gallery space: 191 South Main Street, First Floor, Akron, OH, 44308

This small show further expands on my biomorphic series, “This series brings together Arabella’s interests in botany, microbiology, space, disease, and the evolution of cells. She subconsciously explores the relationships between anatomy, biology and emerging sciences while creating from her own imagination. Each work, at times mirroring personal metaphysical occurrences, contains a slight nod to art history; be it a baroque curtain or a decadent still life.” I’ll have some brand new large paintings on view.

I hope to see you at one of these!

Akron Soul Train Artist-In-Residence

For the month of March I am excited to say that have been granted an Akron Soul Train fellowship!

I am creating works for a show taking place in Akron, Ohio, later in May, in addition to giving a talk at Crave on Thursday, March 21st. If you would like to attend please register as space is limited.

Surrealist painting by Arabella Proffer

I will be continuing my biomorphic series and talking about my journey from animation and portraiture, to how being diagnosed with cancer changed the direction of my paintings.

This week I will also be doing an Instagram and Twitter takeover for Akron Soul Train so you can dig my process and then some.