Ebb and Flow Exhibition
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery
February 27- April 11
Opening reception Friday 27, February 6-8pm.
Ebb and Flow is part of their Premier 2015 Exhibition Featuring the works of Steven Ames, Catherine Elliott, and Michael Peery in Galleries I, III and IV.
The preview shows only a selection of images that may be in the exhibition.
The rhythm of the waves marks time, like the breath. Moment to moment, its intensity fluctuates like emotion. Thoughts linger and pass, like a veil of fog.
I look outward to my environment to find resonances that reflect my inner emotional states. At the shore I am reminded to be present. I identify with the strength and vulnerability of the ocean when a storm is brewing or passing, when the surf is up, when the fog looms or is lifting, when the horizon is obscured. I see beauty in these fragile and complex, moody monochrome days.
I bring this experience into the studio as I interpret the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of the water or the quiet movement of fog. The process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, accident and intention, as I push and pull the paint to convey and realize my visual and emotional experiences.