Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th (7-9PM)
On display until September 24th, 2016
Three separate but connected groups of paintings pay homage to the power and behavior of colour.
In a series of seven watercolours, I return to the traditional still-life genre, where each painting focusses on a spectrum colour. The rich color of ripe fruit is enlivened by decorative motifs of dishes, glassware and tablecloths.
Revisiting the captured light and colour of Impressionism, and reassessing the formal qualities of abstraction, I have integrated sculptural elements in the large acrylic paintings to create shadows and tension on the painting’s surface.
Bridging representation in the watercolours and the complexity of the abstract paintings, are seven relief structures, each one charged with a spectrum colour, varying in tone, intensity and hue. Playing with the composition and the energy of an individual colour, projected shapes and shadows reference symbolic and emotional qualities.
The experiences of a life lived are the source of my art while light and color have been my inspiration. Events and emotions are recalled, ideas are revisited, reassessed, and transfigured into paint and the magic of spectra.