Connecting our humanity and the external world, this group of artists share their interpretations of nature’s imprint on the human experience. Patterns of movement, flashes of memory, and the language of light influence each creators’ definition of reality through carefully composed color, line, transparency and shadow. Expressing the impression of a moment, these artists manifest themselves into narratives of life’s journeys and experiences.
CAPRICE PIERUCCI’s most recent work is about eternity and time. The undulating rhythms in the forms speak of our mortality and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty. Originally, the wood in these wall sculptures was used as support or armatures for fibers and paper. Eventually the wood alone became a more expressive way to define the images in Pierucci’s mind.
BONNY LHOTKA’s work looks at the past to invent the future. At any moment in time, what we see is intermingled with flashes of memory. Much like riding in a car, train, plane or walking, what we see changes in our view moment by moment. In this series, multiple views of a subject are reassembled to make an impression of an experience. Flashes of memory, shards of light, earth, wind and water collide to form a kaleidoscope view of reality.
New directions in FARIDA HUGHES’ work include a series of abstract group “portraits” utilizing color, shape and transparency to explore issues of identity in family groups. “Common Threads,” incorporates interlocked thread and hand-dyed wool. This series investigates the play between carefully composed colors and lines that are either implied or physically embedded into the paintings. These organic lines are metaphors for links and commonalities, discovered amongst people, as stories and histories become known and shared over time.
CHLOE HEDDEN communicates the language of light. She believes that light is the luminous self-made manifest in this world. Zooming in for a close up of an area of delicate transparency and shadow, Hedden renders these microcosms on large canvases with her muscular brush strokes.
LAUREN KARNITZ is challenged as a painter to remain at the crossroads of mark making and recognition, where definitions of realism evolve and inspire looking. In these new works, painterly lines explore and chart life’s journey. Titled by number — the number of lines cascading, tangling, entwining, seeking, and transforming the canvas — narratives play out while incorporating luminous color and pattern.
Focusing on the organic patterns and forms that make up our landscape, HEATHER PATTERSON’s newest body of work is a documentation of the forever changing elements in our environment. This work represents the movement of overlapping elements that I find similarities in like weather systems, animal migration patterns, topographic map lines, water movement patterns, lichen on boulders, rock formations, and other natural occurrences.