Oil paintings by Kate Childs and Laura Radwell will be on display. The exhibition is a study in contrasting landscape impressions. The work is imagined and proceeds from the inside out. A wide range of emotions is evident in the work, from peaceful and meditative to energized and turbulent.Please join us at the opening reception during Arts Night Out on May 12, from 5-8 p.m. See More
Upcoming event on May 13th at a MassMutual Convention Center where five artists, including me, have a large pieces on exhibit. The Next Plugin to the Creative Valley Event: Join us in Springfield for an evening of networking and creative conversation. Find out who else works around here and what they do! Explore Opportunities to Buy Local, Connect and Network with other Entrepreneurs Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Parking: Parking is available for the event at the Civic Center…See More
I think of the work in this exhibition is an example of ‘visual alchemy’. It begins with photography: capturing images of deteriorating objects or surfaces like oxidized metal, chipped paint, aspects of the landscape, and objects of interest like the remnants of The Berlin Wall. I find inspiration in the contrasts, both sensory and intangible in the city of Berlin (Germany) a place where things past and things present exist in a tangle. Boundaries are everywhere, and nowhere, memory is…See More
Laura Radwell: Digital AbstractsMy attention is drawn to underappreciated details of color, surface deterioration, and the geometry all around us. The work begins when I photograph, for instance, old metal, tree bark, and chipping paint—aspects of the world that exemplify the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi, the celebration of imperfection and impermanence. I create a palette with these images, using them as if applying colors from tubes of paint, moving the work beyond the more traditional…See More
My photo abstracts are a celebration of the overlooked and unseen. I am drawn to the visual power of peeling paint, cracked walls and pavement, rusted metal, light filtering through dirty paned glass, tree bark, machinery, the geometry of architectural elements, and the landscape. Inspired by the details of these bits and pieces, I use them as my palette, as if they were each a tube of paint. In painterly fashion, I transform context and create something imagined out of something born in the real world. Focusing on surfaces and intersections, texture is enhanced, color emphasized, and forms rediscovered.