Sunday, January 12, 2014

In The Gallery - Tricia Rumbolz

The Las Manos December Show continues and includes these mesmerizing pieces by Tricia Rumbolz. The materials are 'Archival Art Pen on Panel' and Tricia evidences her usual exacting conceptual approach and technique.

From a recent artists statement by Tricia:
Before I begin the physical process, I distill an idea down to its basic aesthetic
components. This establishes mental clarity, and enables me to capture a sense
of immediacy in the work. I articulate the visual information with a straightforward
systematic style, so the steps involved in making the work are apparent to the
viewer. The intention is to reveal the structure of the act, and show how beauty
can be achieved through the simplest of means.
My visual language often consists of lines, dots, text, and geometric shapes. I am
interested in how minimal, repetitious, hand-made marks reveal aspects of time,
energy, and space. Drawing allows the hand to perform like a sensor, and a
point of convergence between these interacting forces. The resulting image is a
visual imprint of the actual activity. It also represents a micro/macro relationship
between the visual details and their aggregate formations.
In a sense, each piece is a mini experiment, consisting of a specific range of
operating parameters, which produce a unique set of characteristics. The goal is
to transmute and transcribe a multi-dimensional spatiotemporal experience onto
a 2-dimensional surface. If successfully made, the visual information expressed
holds within it the culminating effect of a synthesis of otherwise invisible

4 Focal Points, 1338 Lines

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In The Gallery Now - Jean Alexander Frater

Jean Alexander Frater - Stars Fading, But I Linger On Dear - Acrylic on Canvas - 35 x 35 inches