New work by Sandra King
Tuesday November 15 through Saturday, December 10.
Opening, ArtWalk, Friday, November 25, 2011, 5:00 to 8:00
There is a moment in the development of an artist when her established style deepens and intensifies. This is precisely the moment reflected in Sandra King’s new paintings which encompass the Inside Outside Series created in pastel and water media. Each landscape stands with a sense of solidity derived from her fidelity to
the natural world and her skill in observing and registering nature at its most vivacious. A new spontaneity appears in the abstract paintings produced with watercolor and acrylic inks, which occur entirely from the artist’s imagination.
Purposely created, these abstracts relate to the new landscapes in color, intensity and mood.
In the center of the exhibition stands a series of six large Meditation Paintings, each created to induce a predictable emotional response in the viewer. The soft, cool colors and ethereal application of the media create a meditative clam, while the vibrant warm colors induce feelings excitement, passion, and activity. These paintings are meant to be placed in an area of the home where the observer can relax and experience the intuitive landscapes as an open eye meditation.
This exhibition offers a surprise at every turn. The Seasons Series, with a painting for each month of the year, offers a unique interpretation of the changing landscape. The paintings reflect not only the visible landscape changes, but also the changes in light related to the revolution of the earth and its proximity to the sun as Winter turns to Spring, then to Summer and finally, to Fall.