new works by: Renee DeCarlo
June 2nd - Aug 25th, 2019
Opening Reception and Groupmuse
Thursday, June 13th 6:30-9:30
A Groupmuse is a mini classical concert in our very own backyard, reserve your spot @ http://l.grpm.us/WAF2XA. A $10 minimum suggested donation on the night of the event can be in cash or via the app, & 100% of the $$ goes to the musicians. Come support local artists and musicians!
My work is what I consider to be a form of life drawing. I record life around me in very precise moments of time. I draw and record the bumps in the road, the turbulence in the airplane, and the chaotic patterns that people move in. By letting my pen follow my eye, or trace the movement of my body in space, I am recording my experiences, which, to the unknowing eye, resemble a messy scribble or scratch on paper. These initial drawings are actually the foundation or point of departure of a much more complex and intricate journey ahead filled with layers of repetitious mark-making, discovery and adaptation. By using traditional printing making techniques, I build each piece upon layers of my foundation drawings. I use color to define the spaces that evolve between the layers of lines becoming something that was once nothing. With color and intricate hand-painted definition, I dance and play between the boundaries of order and chaos and define what was once unseen and bring it to the surface.
For me, art is the practice of experimentation and invention – experimentation with materials, and the invention of new relationships formed between materials. The experiments I create, explore ideas of tradition and history, structure, surface and color, and the boundaries and relationships between. The processes involved are equally important to me as they each have a story and history of their own and the order in which I layer them directly affects the outcome though I try not to plan this at all. Spontaneity and impulse drive my progress and determining when to stop - is always my biggest challenge. Aesthetically, my work is imbued with elements that reflect on the world around me: wires, cracks, evolving skylines, layers of life and people and how we all breathe and share the spaces between each.