Contemplating the Plate: Amanda Barrow, Sasja Lucas & Auguste Rhonda Tymeson
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 25, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday April 25 – Sunday April 29, 2012
Gallery Hours: 12 noon – 6pm or by appointment
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Amanda Barrow, Sasja Lucas, and Auguste Rhonda Tymeson: monotype prints, etchings, and silkscreened prints. These three artists use abstraction to explore themes related to life’s cycle of impermanence, regeneration and growth within the process of the printmaking format.
Amanda Barrow - In my artwork, I experiment with transparency and explore the inherent structure within the chosen mediums of printmaking, painting, and collage. The resulting work presents a broad range of abstractions that draw from nature, architecture and the human body as primary sources of inspiration. Included within this exhibition is work from The Chakra Series and The Transparency Series (www.amandabarrow.net).
Sasja Lucas - My work is evidence of an act of discovery which occurs through the process of creating. The process itself is the driving force, as opposed to a method that is informed by a pre-determined result. Embracing ignorance, innocence, and mystery, I’m not interested in arriving at a place where my mind has been before, nor, traveling there on a familiar road. Chance, spontaneity, intuition, and accident preclude the intellectual as motivation (www.sasjalucas.com).
Auguste Rhonda Tymeson - I am interested in the universal, self-organizing power of the natural elements. In this work I utilize rust to etch the printing plates. Much like my intelligence of water paintings, the images are being created by activating the self-organizing, fractal power of the materials themselves. The spontaneous changes that animate matter from within are the critical phenomena responsible for the imagery. As the artist, I am the catalyst or trigger for the possibility of magic to develop without rational human control of the flow. The concept is akin to the subjunctive mood in literature which alludes to a field of infinite possibilities or action that has not yet occurred. The steel faced copper plates are finished works in themselves. The other prints are etchings pulled from solid steel plates etched by oxidation (www.artymeson.com).