Gallery is pleased to present Translations, an exhibition of recent watercolors and paintings
by Nancy Hagin, opening 24 May
and continuing through 23 June 2007.
In Translations, Hagin beautifully juxtaposes the
crispness of exposed sunlight light with the vibrant colors of various “found
objects” and textured fabrics displayed in her still lifes. Hagin’s work has increasingly
become about the discovery of “found” situations to paint, and Hagin’s storage
shelves for still life objects have become a ready source of inspiration.
“I love the way they have looked since I’d
reorganized them, a while back, by color or size. Now, when I’m in doubt, I go to the shelves. I try not to rearrange things, but to
accept the existing configurations.
I’m on the lookout for how items pile up naturally in interesting
ways. I am a still life painter
who works directly from observation.
I’m also a puzzle solver who loves crosswords, anagrams, cryptograms,
mystery novels, games of all kinds.
When I paint, I like figuring out the puzzle of appearances: why things
look the way they do. The more
complicated the visual situation, the happier I am.