Panel Discussion and Q & A with the 4 Artists of Layered CadencesDate: 01.10.2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Founders Hall Art Gallery
Open to the community. Free admission.
Meet the Artists!
The four artists in the exhibition Layered Cadences have different conceptual and formal approaches to art making; however, their work has a common thread. Each artist, true to her own thinking, uses materials and techniques to arrive at finished art pieces that have an aesthetic connection to rich surface and visual rhythm.
Nancy Mooslin’s paintings, as well as her video work, involve a visual interpretation of music. By using layers of lyrical color she translates the harmonic sounds of complex forms of music into a visually rich experience for the viewer. Musical pitch is represented by color, meter becomes measurement and timber is represented by texture and shape. In her most recent work Mooslin has been inspired by the musical repetitive rhythms of moving water. She has layered the musical harmonics on top of her photographs and videos of rushing water or has captured the forms of the water in the composition of the painting.
Through the process of layering materials and symbolic imagery, Carolyn Buck Vosburgh’s art pieces make lyrical reference to the intertwinement of identity, time, and place as a part of human experience. Each of the paper pieces is composed of three translucent layers that seen together create a final image. The wall installations are informed by the illusion of painting and the allusion to lines, space, and inherent meaning provided by found objects. Whether flat or three dimensional, the artwork addresses the human need to make congruent individual, communal, and territorial histories.
Nicola Lamb’s minimalist paintings are visually lush surfaces that capture the rhythm of the paint as it is applied, moved, and manipulated. In this body of work Ms. Lamb references the characters and syllabic patterns of Tanka, a form of Japanese poetry. Initially, she makes rhythmic marks and designs into drawings and then combines them into paintings taking into account lightness and darkness, viscosity, opacity and translucency. With each painting Ms. Lamb encourages the paint to flow across the surface from one mark to another, letting the acrylic panel peek through to express the rhythm of the media and the poetic influence of Tanka.
As a fiber artist, Sandy Abrams often layers textile techniques into her two and three-dimensional art pieces. Whether enhancing the flat surface of a digital image or creating hybridizations of familiar tools and organic forms, she playfully makes use of the rich histories of felting, stitchery, weaving, and collage. The repetitious movements of twining rattan, layering twigs, felting raw wool, or modeling clay result in sometimes quirky objects that echo a bond with the natural world. Ms. Abrams considers the process most important in her artwork. Through this rhythmic layering of materials, she becomes centered and connected to herself, the earth and the spiritual.