Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 PM
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artist Statement by Lois Eby Since the early 80s I have been drawn to the empty, yet evocative spaces of Asian ink paintings, to the energies and emotions of African American
Artist Statement by Lois Eby
Since the early 80s I have been drawn to the empty, yet evocative spaces of Asian ink paintings, to the energies and emotions of African American improvised music, and to the creative possibilities of Western abstraction. Seeking ways to combine open spaces, rhythmic vitality, and color, over the years I have sought to develop my own visual language. When I improvise with line and color, watching energies, emotions and rhythms come into being, I keep an eye on the empty space out of which they, like us, arise. Creating these paintings, I feel myself alive in the mysterious experience of being human, and I hope others viewing my work can experience the joy and mystery of that experience, with all its suffering and all its unknowns, as well.
This exhibit at Highland Center for the Arts includes works from about 20 years ago to the present, works which show the various ways in which I have explored and developed these themes.
Artist Statement by Judith Wrend
My sculpture is about feeling and emotion, relationships, and states of being. Shapes, lines and openings repeat and reinvent themselves in a progressive continuity. Within each sculpture I explore relationships of light, space, color and reflection.
Sited outdoors, a sculpture forms a relationship with its surrounding landscape and with the changing wind and light. Wands sway and turn, shadows move. Reflections and ghost images appear within the sculpture as the light changes.
Whether sited indoors or outside, sculptures invite us to take a closer look at the inhabited space, at relationships, balance, and movement. Ultimately they ask the viewer to stop thinking, stop looking for meaning, and join the dance.