FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
braveARTconsulitng presents watercolorist: NATALIE BIESER
Pop-up Exhibition: “Sierra Mountain Time”
Date: December 9-11, 2016
Location: Natalie Bieser Studio, 1225 Parkway Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Opening Reception: December 9, 2016, 5-7pm
Extended Hours: Saturday & Sunday | December 10 & 11, 2016 | 12-5pm
Contact: braveARTconsulting | firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Bieser, a watercolorist, began her career in the 1970s with exhibitions at Documenta V in Kassel, Germany ('72), Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York and has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Whtiney Biennial '73) among others.
Born in Grand Junction, Colorado, Bieser graduated with a BFA from the California Institute of Art, she has shown extensively in California and New York. After obtaining a Master's in Psychology in 2010 from Southwest College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she began a professional practice in psychotherapy. This year, Bieser returns to pursue her artwork full-time.
Her work is inspired by her connection to and observation of nature - an awareness of the existence of those elements hidden in the backdrop of a landscape unseen by an audience, unaware of their presence. Bieser's style relates to the early modernist Charles Chagall who was able to divide space - flattening time and surface area. Of Chagall's work, biographer Raymond Cogniat wrote, "The colors are a living, integral part of the picture and are never passively flat, or banal like an afterthought. They sculpt and animate the volume of the shapes...they indulge in flights of fancy and invention which add new perspectives and graduated, blended tones...his colors do not even attempt to imitate nature, but rather to suggests movement, planes, and rhythms". (Congiat, Raymond. Chagall, Crown Publishers Inc. (1978)).
In the Sierra Nevada Series, Bieser's movements break up color, shape, and light much like Chagall's glasswork, in particular - guided by repeating patterns and forms that exist fluidly between landscape and abstraction.