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| ARTS+LEISURE | Thursday, February 9, 2017
Ross Sheehan ROSS SHEEHAN GALLERY, VERGENNES
oss Sheehan is back in town, again. He and his wife, Cat Cutillo, bopped from New York City (where they met), to R eno, Nev., to San Francisco, to Vergennes, back to San Francisco, and are now back in Vergennes. Maybe this time for good?
BY ELSIE LYNN PARINI
The first time they moved to Vergennes in 2011, the couple fulfilled a longtime dream and opened Outerlands Gallery — showing their own work as well as others — at 37 Green St. But “dream jobs” pulled them back to the Bay Area in 2014. Sheehan was working with museums and Cutillo had a photography gig with Half Moon Bay Review (a print media company). “I was doing very practical work,” said Sheehan. “Hanging art, painting walls, working with artists, dealers and collectors.” But after a year and a half, Sheehand said he started getting “frustrated, depressed and down.” “The financials weren’t working out for us there and I was totally burnt out sitting at a desk
Ross Sheehan is almost finished unpacking his art in his studio-gallery on Green Street in Vergennes. PHOTOS / CAT CUTILLO
relearning how to use Excel. So I asked myself: ‘What’s missing?’”
by the colors and textures... it’s figurative, bright, cartoony art.”
Making art, that’s what.
But don’t let this fool you, Sheehan’s style is certainly not limited to Cali-funk. In fact, Sheehan’s work is not really limited to anything — his creations range from metal work, to wood work, to paintings, drawings, textured art, collages, and the forever possibility of something new.
“Taking a break from my art was probably the best thing that I’ve ever done,” he said. When he came back to it, Sheehan found the Cali-funk movement was influencing his art. “I got caught up in that whole movement, and am influenced
“My body of work has splintered in different directions and into different styles, but derives from a SEE SHEEHAN ON PAGE 3
did you know? ROSS SHEEHAN IS SHOWING “UNCOVERED PRINTS AND DRAWINGS” AT BAR ANTIDOTE — JUST A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM HIS GALLERY. CHECK IT OUT.