ACTUALLY . . . ABSTRACT
Please Join Us for the
Exhibition Opening Event.
Presenting artwork created by Sandy Whitby and Mark Rue
Saturday November 6, 2010
6:00 to 9:00 pm
@ 108 E. Mistletoe Street
(between N. Main & McCullough)
This show captures the personality and psychological dynamic of altering form, color and line to create a composition with a degree of independence from strong visual references.
"Click" on the artists' name or the image below to
view images of all of the artwork included in this exhibition.
Mark uses paint as a medium to honor Mother Nature by calling attention to her wondrous designs. His work encourages the viewer to look at nature in an alternate way by focusing on eccentric shapes, colors and textures. Rue uses form to not just witness fascinating creations found in plants and fish, but the incredible beauty within them. Though his paintings are rather realistic, they often read as non-objective abstracts by taking a close-framed look at images he finds in nature.
Sandy presents a series of paintings in a pursuit to balance unexpected outcomes with artistic intention. She revels in the seemingly magical transmutations that occur. Using tar, metals, enamel paints and other materials, her gestural application process and energetically reworked surfaces create a gritty and tactile base from which organic abstract forms appear. Whitby is drawn to the contrast between elements that are earthy and aged with metallic and other slick manmade materials. She enjoys the physical aspect of painting and how that evolves into creative opportunities.