In Uncertainty We Trust
September 29- October 11, 2023
December 8, 2022 - January 22, 2023
October 17-21 2022
A CULMINATING EXHIBITION
FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
Home embodies many nuances, such as being an emotional response to how a person or environment makes them feel or being an actual building where one resides. Having moved so often throughout the years, sentimental feelings that are often connected to a home were absent. Growing up, painting was an escape from these inconsistencies of my everyday life and now is used as a method of recollection. This body of work explores the differences between internal and external spaces of what a home can be.
Process is an important aspect when creating each piece. Through the action of pouring, I consider principles of modernism such as allowing paint to be marks on a two dimensional surface, rather than create the illusion of depth. The fragmentation of space and monochromatic color palette create a sense of instability that distorts conventional representations of home which alludes to perceived nostalgia of times that are lost.
I am influenced by American Abstract Expressionists Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell. Using Frankenthaler’s staining techniques creates contrast between the organic setting and the rigid planes in each work. Like Motherwell's work, I am drawn to Christopher Brown’s handling of scale and placement.