Christopher D’Amanda 

June 29-July 25, 2022

Location: The Little Theatre Cafe
Reception: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Hours: Cafe Open Hours (see

A picture of Take Two outside The Little Cafe
Artist Statement:

Art has always been a confidant for me, and a source of comfort. It provides me a place to search my meaning for my life. I have sought this understanding through pottery, theater, and now painting over the last 40 years formally, and longer I imagine informally.

My work is the assimilation of the external world through internalization and translated into paint. The goal is to explore a moment in time, a moment away from duality, where I can feel the world as one thing of many equal parts, and find my place as part of it, then paint that moment. Probably 90% of my work is to depict that balance. I would say that I am not motivated by art itself but the need to recognize who I am. And I don’t know where to fit this in, but I want to say I love my children more than life itself. They are my source of love eternal. In a wondrous way I can’t separate life from death. The beauty of my children expands my love for the here and now in measures I can’t describe. That passion, that love, is a large portion of why I paint.