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5 Takes on Abstraction

5 Takes on Abstractiion Invitation


“Abstraction is where the mind goes when it is free. In my mind colors, shapes and patterns emerge with what is seen in the world to create my reality.” Connie Osgood


"In my abstract painting I strive for a balance between structure and free form. I plan and create the "skeleton" of a piece using grids, dots, or the contours of a map, and once those are in place I let paint form its own "body" by falling and dripping where it wants to go. The balance of control and chaos is what I want to achieve, and in all honesty this too is a reflection of my everyday life." Karin-Ann Bosma


“I feel the role of the artist in our society is to interpret our world in ways that are unique to the artist. To question our perceptions, provide alternate meanings and sometimes to propose answers, but always to show people the world in a unique way. These pieces are expressions of feelings through shapes, patterns and texture.”  Miles Constable


“From the empirical view emotions swell chronicled forever in my mind then . . . The simplification, the complexity is not about the subject it’s about the whole range of history of emotions that come from such places that are raw, intense and open, and still emergent. Influenced by Formalism; the medium flows onto the canvas using line, colour and texture unrestricted yet dictated by these emotions.” Pat Wagensveld


“My images start from an initial seed concept. The concept is often a new process for painting or a general idea of what the final image will look like or represent.  Once I start, each step in the process includes painting, then reflection and the germ of new inspiration to paint again. As the image forms through the process, it mutates and is allowed to grow into something more interesting than the original seed would have produced.”  Rick Rogers


Reception:                   Please join us on October 11 from 7 to 9 pm.  

The artists will be in attendance.


Duration of Show:       Wednesday October 3 to Saturday, October 27


Gallery Hours:             Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm,

                                    Thursday 10 am – 8:00 pm,

                                    Saturday 10 am – 5:00 pm

                                    Other times:  by chance or by appointment 460-5990


Images may be sent and interviews given upon request.