Upcoming Exhibit

PROGRESSING BACKWARDS

Somewhere Over The Rainbow #1, watercolor on paper, 4" x 10"The Phatory is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Betty Palmer starting May 11th and ending June 19th, with an artist reception Thursday, May 11th from 7 - 9:00 p.m. During the exhibit the gallery will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Though time is linear, there is something paradoxical in the way it is experienced, as we live life in an imagined future that we project with fragments of the past which we choose to remember. For Betty Palmer, growing up in a “never forget” household has heightened this contradictory perception as the details of her family’s demise never recedes regardless how long ago it happened. On display at The Phatory is a selection of work that discusses the value of remembering and questions the future we are creating when truth is regarded as a disposable commodity and falsehoods are preferred to reality. 

Mother's Sister - Last seen in the 30s.

After retiring from a successful career as an art director, illustrator, book jacket designer for prestigious advertising agencies and book publishers including Oxford University Press and Schocken Books, Palmer attended the State University of New York - Independent-Study and received a Bachelor of Fine Art and continues her studies with Peter Golfinopoulos at The Art Students League in New York.