Christina Chalmers is a mixed media artist that works between and often integrates several media including painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installation in her nature inspired pieces.
Christina Chalmers' art has the impact that can only come from wholeness. Each sumptuous work is immediately perceived as a precious object, yet there is a clean modern edge to its content and presentation. They appear newly minted and full of mystery, a promise of secrets yet to be unlocked. She looks for the obscure footnote, the flash of insight that she can expand into a fully developed idea and transform into a work of art. Materials, techniques, and subjects are all grist for her mill.
Based on an admiration for precision, Olga Antonova’s still-life paintings narrate exacting color reflections and light distortions but sing due to their nuance and subtle humor.
Antonova's admiration for precision is on full display with her new paintings. Exacting color reflections and light distortions point us to the nuance and subtle humor she composes with interesting new and vintage cups, plates, bowls, glasses and teapots. These arbitrary arrangements of objects she says serve "as a pretext for my execution and sensitivity to technical issues." The relationship among Antonova's subjects is an aspect to consider as much as each item's precise details, reflections, cracks and tarnish. Couples of delicate cups co-exist as a symmetrical pair, while outrageous groups of precariously stacked objects indicate a tenuous balance of interdependency or a lone cup sits on it's side or upside down. Her work both invites and delights not just the eyes, but the mind and heart.
Chalmers and Antonova are distinct and inspired artists in their own right and co-exists wonderfully together.
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