As children, were filled with creativity. Then real life drowns the butterflies and rainbows in a festering sea of debt, responsibilities, and mind-numbing labor. Some adults choose to deal by popping pills or shooting smack. Siberian artist Natasha Matveenkova has sidestepped the sinkhole of adulthood the legal way, by giving up her architecture-career plans in favor of painting happy pictures. We grow up and become too wrapped up in everyday life chores and we forget how to be silly and happy with small things, like children are, says Matveenkova. The artists whimsical oil paintings are featured in the Legally Happy exhibit.
Sept. 2-30, 2008