|Plattsburgh State Art Museum
SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15 Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff
Reflections on Moving Forward, oil pastel on acrylic paint 36 x 36"
The most important thing about my work is that it can
connect to the viewer visually. I have little control over
its meaning. I donít expect you to see what I see or feel
what I feel. I do, however, expect you to be intrigued, if only
for a bit. Through acrylic paint and oil pastel I like to create
layered batches of color, some blending and some staying true,
to invite the eye. What you see is what you get out of it.|
In my sculpture I like to rely on the beauty in soapstone. Its rich, dark blues speak for themselves. I like to see what range of color I can get from these blue hues by twisting and forming the stone so that the light hits in a variety of manners. The shapes and figures my sculptures take on are made to move the eye with no planned form of representation.
My favorite type of art is art that is primarily a visual experience, such as Daliís depth of representation of the unknown, the different look of texture Bernini could achieve through marble, or the richness of color achieved in 19th century Japanese prints. I find that if the eye is not pleased, itís hard for the mind to be content or at ease. Iíd like to end with the most inspirational quote that Iíve run into since beginning my journey into the art world.
"Art is long, life is short, and success is very far off." -J. Conrad
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