Henderson Fine Art Gallery
September 25, 2009 - October 23, 2009
Reception: Friday, September 25– 6 to 8 p.m.
Experience the magnificence of "Art Work," with paintings by Dale Latta and Liz Stannard. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 25, from 6 to 8 pm., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery. The show will run through October 23.
Through his abstract, impressionist oil paintings, Dale Latta's work creates colorful movement and evokes strong emotions.
"Starting with photos of random street scenes, I use blurred edges, strident color and aggressive brushstrokes to convey noise and motion through a static, silent image," Latta explains. "Thick paint next to runny washes emphasizes the surface, denying the illusion of three dimensions."
The shapes Latta uses in his work imply depth and form from a distance then dissolve into abstraction up close. "I find myself enthralled with the challenge of resolving these contradictions into a coherent whole," he says.
Liz Stannard paints in a large format where a grid pattern is combined with realism. This technique prompts the viewer to pay attention to the immediate and then explore the background images and color.
"I'm challenged at the prospect of taking an image from a photo, enlarging it and bringing it to life on canvas," she says. "My primary subject matter is people and the grid is central to my process."
Initially she used the grid as a tool to transfer her subject matter from the photo to the canvas. Overtime it evolved to become the essence of her studies.
Stannard, who has painted in oil for 17 years, is inspired by artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Edward Hopper.
Elizabeth Stannard Artist Statement
I am challenged at the prospect of taking an image from a photo, enlarging it and bringing it to life on canvas. I have painted in oil for 17 years and more recently have ventured into mixed media. Great artists who have impacted my work are Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Edward Hopper.
My primary subject matter is people and the grid is central to my process. Initially, I used/use it as a tool to transfer my subject matter from a photo to the canvas. Over time it has evolved to become the essence of my studies. In recent years I have been experimenting with, what I call, a digital sized grid and currently am incorporating this smaller grid into the larger grid format.
The Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday,
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464.