Join us at Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4-6 pm for the ABSTRACT SHOW!
I will be showing 3 works in this exhibition, including:
The Abstract Show will feature 40 artists from around the midwest, and is on view through Oct. 19.
Last year’s show was a blast, and from what I’m seeing, this one is looking very good too. Hope you can join us!
Brickton Art Center
306 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I am so grateful to have my own work included in this collection of abstract work at Brickton Art Center, curated by Kristin Haas and Frank Juarez. Do stop in before the show closes on July 28th to see the work in person.
Three pieces I found to be especially moving, and had to share here:
I was drawn to Gladys Carillo‘s “Rose #2” for its gentle luminosity and sublime radiance. Its shape and size add to its humble and reflective nature, echoing the sky’s horizon at sunset. This piece reminds me that simplicity is truly glorious.
Carolyn Cronin Hughes‘ work “Cryptic Nature” lays out a landscape of paper, ultra-delicate bits of book pages, a hardcover gutted and torn, recalling the tree from which it came in a balancing act between fragility and power. Like the inner rings of a tree trunk, layer after layer, it reveals its core and its pure strength.
Nirmal Raja‘s “Music and Time” belongs to a body of work titled “Continuum”. She presents a draped heavy loop of paper as a scroll or a film reel, like a recording of an event, or more precisely, a symphony of music. It is an illustration of the flow of music, preserving a moment in time. For me, this piece reflects on the practice of honoring that which is ancient, sacred.
My own encaustic painting, “Inside Clouds” is an exploration of the ether; a glowing, sweeping movement in the sky, of light peeking through the layers of an atmosphere, of that which exists in empty space. I find this particular color to be both other-worldly and organic. As it is composed of beeswax and pigment, it combines a rich, earthy quality with an ethereal softness and transparency.
The curators at Brickton Art Center have selected one of my encaustic paintings, Inside Clouds, to be included in The Abstract Show.
This exhibition features abstract artworks from over 50 regional artists.
Please do join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 30 from 4-7pm.