Friday, July 31, 2015
Ellen Siebers Sink 2015 oil on marble ground on panel 12" x 12"
I have posted Ellen Siebers work before on this blog. This painting interests me because of it's seemingly minimal content and straight forward paint handling. I enjoy the quality of light and the implied forground and middle ground she achieves with such grace in such a small format. To me, it implies so much more that it would appear at first sight.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 11:44 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Steve Gibson National Park Series lV 1973 ink, water color on paper 11" x 15"
I often reference older work while working on my current paintings. It is part of a continuum regarding my thoughts, feelings and daily ruminations. One consistent is the iconoclastic approach to each effort. Building and destroying then reconstituting to find new solutions to each new problem I set for myself. Complicating, simplifying each step as I feel my way.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 3:25 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Leslie Wilkes Untitled 10.01 2010 oil on canvas 72" x 72"
Wilkes work references OP ART, Chicago Imagists, and simple geometry.
Her well crafted paintings are intriguing to me because of the hand made
quality and the interesting use of color. Highly saturated hues combined with
pastels in unusual combinations give the work a wonky kind of come hither
Posted by Steve Gibson at 12:45 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Ruth Freeman Never There 2014 acrylic on canvas 48" x 36"
Ruth Freeman is a Bay Area artist who uses bold strokes of color to build her
richly colored compositions. This well thought out work gives the viewer an
opportunity to see how an artist can use deceptively simple forms with straight
forward paint handling to make complex and intriguing painting. There must be
something in the water in the East Bay since Kimberly Rowe and Seren Moran
are from the same area.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 11:36 AM
Friday, July 17, 2015
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Seren Moran Dislodged 2014 acrylic on paper on canvas 41" x 30"
I came across Seren Moran's work on Curating Contemporary's website. She was part of a 3 person online exhibition curated by painter/curator Kimberly Rowe whom I have posted here before. I was not surprised at the quality of the work knowing Kimberly as well as Brian Edmonds the host of Curating Contemporary, they are both excellent painters in their own right.
Morans abstract work is rooted in her ongoing search for relevance of abstract painting in todays multifaceted approach to art making. Judging from her work, she has found a voice in the continuing discussion about painting today.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 9:36 AM