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Watson’s art is a reflection of memories of yearning, death, and residual historic feeling. Although the main subjects of her work are people, the objects become inconsequential in contrast to the emotional movement of color present in her paintings. Her work creates a place and moment for the viewer to take comfort in and experience the  “aliveness,” joy, and pain of a memory, as sooner or later we all chase or entertain feelings of the past.

Tess’ work will be featured in our May exhibition, CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present. To see more of Watson’s work, check her out here.

Featured work: Take Me Back There 2, 41″ x 48″