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HIGH COUNTRY with Julia Schwadron
August 13, 2018 - October 21, 2018
It’s that time again and we are welcoming Julia Schwadron on August 13th. Her work will stay with us through Saturday, October 20th when we will hold a closing Artist’s Reception from 3-5 pm.
The surface of a painting is a place to mine, to dig, to add, and to subtract from in the hopes of arriving at an image that is yet unknown.
In my recent paintings, I’ve been using still life objects from my immediate natural environment as starting points for abstraction. Five years ago, I relocated from New York City, to South Lake Tahoe, CA – landscapes to be considered as polar opposites. This new series of work, titled, “High Country,” is evolving out of my exploration of this new topography, the new air and light, and the experience of living in the mountains as a contemporary artist and thinker.
For several years, I’ve used language as a visual code for thought that goes beyond standard comprehension to become meaningful as an image as well as text. The basic questions that have always driven my art making beg the conventional notions of internal vs. external landscapes. I am trying to find a way to blur these boundaries and create layers that more closely resemble the complicated ways we experience the world.