Cynthia Hibbard & Dodi Fredericks November 7 – 30, 2019

REMAINDERS

Opening: First Thursday, November 7, 5:00–8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5pm or by appt.

Re-etched 1, 18×21, etching with aquatint and chin colle

Statement

What is left behind in any artist’s studio—half-baked projects, rejects, piles of collaging scraps and endless files of unsung old work—cries out for either the trash heap or reconsideration.
This show reimagines and remakes forgotten pieces, scraps and in one case actual trash so that they might be viewed in another way.

-Cynthia Hibbard

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GROUND WORK

Opening: First Thursday, November 7, 5:00–8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5pm or by appt.

Squall, watercolor and gouache on paper, 20×20

Statement

The content of these current works of watercolor and gouache on paper reflects experiences of the landscape in the Pacific Northwest and further afield, the visual springboard for the works. The title references the subject matter of some of my work but also refers to informing, exploring, and searching for a satisfying depiction.

The expansion of my creative work into painting shares common ground with my past careers as a potter and as a landscape architect, but has offered the opportunity to stretch beyond the constraints of the functionality of the potter’s bowl or the landscape architect’s sitework. The landscape paintings evoke the character and scale of place and quality of light that conveys the feel of a Palouse wheat field, a Point Reyes salt marsh or a slice of afternoon light on the horizon at Alki Beach. The abstract paintings are reminiscent of the calligraphic patterns of the surfaces of my pottery work. The painting process is an intuitive response to emerging patterns, color relationships and the intrinsic qualities of the watercolor medium.

– Dodi Fredericks

 

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