This exhibition is dedicated to the female Seattle based artist, Lakshmi Muirhead. The artist begins with a thin plywood surface and laboriously applies plaster, acrylic and oil layers to achieve a distinctly rich, subtle and shifting texture. She often incorporates text, using essays, phrases and vignettes that have personal meaning. While the majority of her work explores a white palette, many of her pieces are graphic and contrast white with one other prominent color. Her work often has a crisp or obscured midline as a focal point. A Midwestern childhood, time spent living on Martha’s Vineyard and annual stays on Hood Canal, help inform her horizon sensibility.
“The intricacies and anomalies that occur with persistent layering are deeply compelling. I am interested in the tension, in life and in painting, between change and permanence, between order and spontaneity. The deepest coats of faint color are haunting to me. I love how the viewing is affected by the light, one’s mood and interpretations of the text.”