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Stacia Gates

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Robotic Thought, 2013 Photography 12" X 18" © Stacia Gates 2013
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concrete structure 1, 2013 Photography 12" X 18' © Stacia Gates 2013
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concrete structure 2, 2013 Photography 12" X 18" © Stacia Gates 2013
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concrete structure 3, 2013 Photography 12" X 18" © Stacia Gates 2013
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alone, 2013 Photography 12" X 18" © Stacia Gates
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future egg, 2013 Photography 12" X 18" © Stacia Gates 2013
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The Cat Came Back, 2013 Acrylic 24 © Stacia Gates 2013
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Time, 2013 Acrylic 24"x 30" © Stacia Gates 2013
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Jesus and Joseph, 2013 Pastel on Black Painted Canvas 36" X 48" © Stacia Gates 2013
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Jesus and Joseph 2, 2013 Pastel on Black Painted Canvas 36" X 48" © Stacia Gates 2013
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Monterey, Ca.
Birth year
1967
Lives in
Los Angeles
Tags
expressionism, abstract, realism, landscape, surrealism, photography
Statement

       

        

In abstract digital photography, staged photo sets, and surreal acrylic paintings, Stacia Gates shows an eye unusually attuned to unusual visual messaging, narrative weight, and the elusive element of mystery. In both representational and non-representational work Gates begins with a sophisticated composition of shallow and deep planes, intertwined textures, and soaring major lines. In her photography, which often focuses on architectural details, these ingredients manifest as a maze of colors that melt into one another. Gates builds her palette with a steady, realistic hand, but always finds moments within the framework to jolt the viewer with a sharp contrast or beautifully rich hue. In contrast to this gritty immediacy, the paintings portray a mirror world, half-whimsical and half-haunting. Here animals are sentient, backgrounds recede into nothingness, and symbolism dominates the imagery. The connection with the viewer is emotional and thought-provoking, rather than an intuitive visual reaction.

Stacia Gates has exhibited across the American West and has considered art an excellent form of therapy for her entire life. She is the founder of Art Quench Gallery and Magazine.