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Colleen Philippi - "A To Z"
September 10, 2011 - October 22, 2011. Reception: Saturday, September 17, 1-4 pm Colleen Philippi in attendance.
Colleen Philippi's artwork immediately captures the attention of the viewer. A sense of mysticism comes from her highly creative and personal visual vocabulary of secrets, treasure, allegories, astronomy, poetry and memory, working to create unique moments in time.
Philippi investigates the use of assemblage to resemble the found object. This artistic process is driven by self-referencing allusions, such as the use of painting palettes, letters, scraps of images and textures as key visual elements.
Anne Severson for BorderCrossings writes:
"Opening small wooden doors of Colleen Philippi's mixed media assemblages, is like looking into one's own subconscious...small handles beckon us to open the little doors which reveal a hidden compartment of collaged multi -layered images, painted in oil and acrylic. Philippi takes visual literacy to a new level, she has been influenced by a number of writers and their works... ie; Marcel Proust's notion that memory has its own reality..."
Michael Batty - "Drawn"
September 10, 2011 - October 22, 2011. Reception: Saturday September 17, 1-4 pm Michael Batty in attendance.
Michael Batty's new series, "Drawn" is calligraphic in nature; each painting activates the silence of the blank sheet of paper with exacting strokes of colour. These markings utilize intuitive colour combinations and free flowing composition. While each coloured stroke has its own unique tone, the groupings work together to achieve a complex interplay of harmony and discord within the composition of the painting.
Batty works to address the relationships that arise from the orchestrated groupings: harmony, discord, stasis, change, silence and sound. The whole is a function of seemingly simple elements, yet when put together are remarkably intricate. Each composition is connected to the visual space in which it exists via unifying pictorial space through patterns of singular gestures.
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