SCOPE - SILENCE - TIME
New artworks by Los Angeles artist Courtney Raney. New acrylic and mixed media paintings by German artist Greet Helsen and Los Angeles artist Colleen Sandland. New artworks by Los Angeles artistRobert Lebsack, among others.
Opening Reception Sat, December 14, 6:30-8:30pm.
German artist Greet Helsen examines the boundless aspect of nature through her abstracted landscapes by utilizing large sections of white light to reflect shimmering fields of color. Her technique of applying acrylic paint like watercolor allows her to create glistening colored areas that are superimposed and transparent, creating an ethereal effect that is vast, while at the same time possesses an unmistakable lightness and softness.
Los Angeles artist Colleen Sandland also delves into the limitless of our existence through her delicate flower paintings. The passage of time apparent in the visual reminder of a dropped petal can convey a range of emotions from nostalgia to melancholy or even euphoria. The contemplation of a flower’s passing vitality allows us to look at life with a different perspective. In this way, small, fragile flowers are able to shift our consciousness, and in turn, the way we view our world.
Courtney Raney's architectural series featuring mid-century modern homes possess a muted calm that reminds the viewer of an above ground world of sunsets and concrete, but also evokes the experience of an underwater scene dissolving slowly. The mirrored image and symmetry she employs create a silent setting that demands deeper observation.
Los Angeles artist Robert Lebsack addresses the common conflict between time and everyday life, and the rhythmic, hypnotic control it exerts over us all. We are at once mesmerized and restrained by the ticking clock, while constantly seeking escape from the pressures of deadlines and appointments. The additional element of sheet music in the background allows the viewer to interpret random word and image associations to create meaning.