Cynthia Wells: Painting (oils & digital), Sculpture, & Drawings – A Visible Spectrum
This solo exhibition in the upstairs space of the library will show
works that explore light as a metaphor, with subjects that dance in
and out of darkness representing the confusion of life: when hidden
meaning, interpretation and betrayals belie an appearance of balance.
Paintings include oil on canvas as well as digital prints from her
illustrated children’s book, Moonglow. She has chosen this time of
post-pandemic awakening (“a reconnecting”) to show, for the first time,
restored sculptures: “Broken Hands”, that were destroyed in the LA
earthquake. Some furniture sculpture will also be on display.
Cynthia Wells studied at California Institute of the Arts and is an
internationally exhibited artist and animation filmmaker. She was
nominated for her film, “Interview with Talullah, Queen of the Universe”,
for two Annie Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Animation and
Achievement in a Short Film. Her second film, “The Shadow of Doubt”
won six awards and played in 26 film festivals. Wells worked as
supervising animator on “Once Upon A Forest” (20th Century Fox), and
“The Thief and the Cobbler” (Miramax). She has credits in over ninety
films and commercials. Her paintings have been exhibited in San
Francisco, Ottawa and Los Angeles. Print illustration credits include
Pepperdine University, LA Weekly and the Malibu Times.
The exhibition is on display daily through May, June and July.