Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3-4 p.m.
Lorraine Bubar, My Lovely Planet
|Lorraine Bubar, No Turning Back, Papercut, 27 x 47 in., 2013|
Katie Crown, Audiences and Waiting Rooms
|Katie Crown, Shades, Ceramic, wood, steel wool, 66 x 53 x 6", 2013|
Pam Douglas, The Life of Air
Pam Douglas, The Tree Stood Through It All, Inks and Mixed Media on Silk, 30 x 45", 2013
After exhibiting widely this year at the African American Museum, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Gallery 417, and now TAG Gallery, artist Pam Douglas’ current show, The Life of Air: Paintings on Silk completes her series exploring Earth’s primal energies of water, fire, and air. Painting on silk panels, Douglas maneuvers inks and water-based media to seep through multiple layers. Unlike using traditional canvas, this technique creates a visual dimensionality that is simultaneously delicate and deep. “These new works experiment with transparencies where the motion of air flows through abstracted imagery. I chose air to explore the subtle power within an invisible energy,” says Douglas. “I also wanted to evoke the transparencies of our time where so much of life is permeable and fleeting.” These ethereal landscapes and abstractions explore the ways experimental materials transform the painting experience in a meditation on the veil between seen and unseen.