Three Distinct Artists United by Bold, Enthusiastic Styles
Fernandez’s work gravitates more towards the chaotic or mechanistic than to the geometric or meditative. With Cylinders in Grayscale Over White (2011), flowers blooming around the edges of the frame are as significant to the overall meaning of the work as industrial parts like levers and handles. With irony, Fernandez refers to an industrial, collage-styled piece as Broken Down and Simplified (2014). A swirling cosmos of acrylic, spray paint, and pastel conspire to form an image that is anything but broken down, and far from simplified. Faceless Self Portrait (2014) stands out from the other works as more representational, less abstract, and with a rich background print that recalls newspapers and architectural blueprints—it’s not simple, but there is less competing imagery.
Applying pleasant colors—seafoam green, toothpaste blue, faded pink—to simple shapes, Brunson’s work is quite soothing to the eye. If she did not reference elements of
With this varied selection of visual styles and individualized practices, Turner Carroll Gallery shows a commitment to finding unique forms of expression and representing a well-rounded mix of contemporary artists.