Artist’s Statement

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I have this show opening today at Kelly Yap Art Gallery. Kelly has long been a supporter of the arts in SL, providing gallery space and studio space on her mainland parcels. When she approached me about doing a show, I decided I wanted to do something different. And so E-SCAPES was born.

I wrote an Artist’s Statement for the show. I explained why I chose landscapes, what they meant to me, and how I made them. I used artsy words like Alternative Process, Chroma, Organic and Contrast. I talked about isolation, accessible and evocative. I discussed why I went against the norm of conventional landscape photography and included centered objects, midpoint horizon lines and tossed the rule of thirds out the window. It was an artsy paragraph.

I sounded like a real ass.

I created these landscapes because I wanted to. Because I feel compelled to create things that make me feel connected to something. That’s the bottom line. I chose landscapes because I wanted to challenge myself to evoke emotions without using any figures. I like them. I hope you do too.

That’s my artist’s statement.

 

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Stop by and check it out. I’m on the 2nd floor of the main gallery, so be sure to peek at the other artist’s who’ve opened today as well.

I don’t very much care for openings, so I’m not scheduling one. But I’ll occasionally stand around the gallery all awkward-like and toss around artsy terms. I’ll call that a soft opening.

(That’s what she said.)

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6 thoughts on “Artist’s Statement

  1. Elora and I used to have a house on the water, right across from that gallery, and I used to kid her about getting my own work in there and camming across to see who was looking at it. Funny how things work out.

    Anyway, you don’t sound like an ass. You sound like someone who knows what they’re talking about. There is a world of difference why someone uses the correct terminology as to certain mechanics used to achieve a statement in a picture, and why someone makes the picture.they do. And your work reflects the fact that you know wtf you’re doing, innately or otherwise.

    Now, I’m going to swing by and enjoy your art in a new setting. Maybe I’ll see you. :)

  2. OMG I LOVE your artist’s statement. I can so relate to what you write, because I find it so hard to articulate anything about what I create visually. I’ll drop by and I expect to find out that I like your landscapes too. Awesome, as always!

  3. Pingback: Whiskey’s E-Scapes | Mona Eberhardt

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