The subject of Virginia Sharkey’s vivid abstract acrylic paintings is time; the presentation specifically of a series of tone poems to noon and midnight conveying the energy and feeling of these opposite 12’s. The subjects are mystery, radiance, surprise and the search for perfection. On the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, a re-reading of the Divine Comedy with his three stages of the soul’s progress towards heaven in ascending light inspired Commedia.
The Indivisible Spectrum
The Painting Center
547 West 27th St
New York, NY 10001
February 1-26, 2022
SITE: BROOKLYN GALLERY
Online Exhibition September 15 - October 13, 2021
July 10 -August 15
June 19 to July 25
National Summer Exhibition, Juried by Susan Synder, Synder-Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
May 29-July 18
Three Person show November from Partners Gallery
2020 March 5th - March 29, 2020
From the Ashes, Partners Gallery, Artists’ responses to the recent Northern California fires.
Opening Reception - First Friday, March 6th , 5pm - 8pm,
Curated by Virginia Sharkey
Peter Armstong, Ally Brooker, Terry Church, Nori Dolan, Rose Easterbrook, Laura Fogg, Charlottel Healy, Mary, Neuer Lee, Loren Madsen, Mary Monroe, Jaye Moscariello, Purin Phanichiphant
Time Trapped one person show, September 5-30, 2019, Partners Gallery, Ft Bragg, CA
In September Virginia Sharkey is showing seven large acrylic paintings reflecting her continuing exploration on the subject of time. The artist begins with a feeling tone manifested by color, augmented by the ingredients of space, gravity and energy which when combined produce their own kind of resonance––harmonious or not–– but with a result that is evocative and mysterious.
July 20, 2019 – January 19, 2020
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to share its second juried exhibition – Celebrating the National Lands of California – a showcase of fine art inspired by National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California.
August 4, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Color Works, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
February 1 - 26, 2018
In February, Partners Gallery artists are exploring notions of borders and boundaries: how they separate, define, categorize, frame, exclude, protect or connect.
September 26 - October 29, 2017
Mendocino Art Center
July 6 to July 31
Partners Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA
Time Traps: Poetry into Painting consists of the days of the week series Sharkey painted as part of her on-going investigation into the pictorial depiction of time. Inspired by medieval books of the hours, the paintings were first conceived through writing poems, included in this exhibit, which were then translated into the highly saturated color fields of these seven sensual large-scale abstract paintings.
Chautauqua 59th Annual Exhibition
of Contemporary Art
Chautauqua, New York