As light bends at the edges of the concrete, its transformations testify to the untapped sublime in our daily matrix. Flare, phosphene, and spectrum are neither objects nor emptiness, both immediate and infinite. Structural, procedural painting impersonally outlines certain phenomenal features. By completing its own inner systems, the painted object asks nothing of the observer. The ephemeral is solidified without becoming petrified.
My work will be featured in the Dogwood Regional Art Exhibition, curated by Brian and Carri Jobe.
“The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists have been selected by talented jurors with vast experience in the arts and a passion for our region’s creative culture. The exhibit will be on display from June 7-28, 2019 at the Emporium Center located at 100 S Gay St.” - dogwoodarts.com
We are compelled to seek patterns in random information. By searching for congruity in simple forms, we gain access to the order, continuity, and connectedness of the material chaos in which we function. The mind’s recognition of a repeating form allows associations to intermingle and simplify; the brick is a rectangle, the painting is a rectangle, the face is a rectangle.
Patterns develop and merge, creating pipelines of meaning. We are embedded in an oscillating spectrum: on one end, the admitted pattern in chaos, on the other, the desire for order. This varying degree of order or disorder in materiality is generative. Navigating it, we break the code of the everyday and peer into the sublimity of inner realms, the complexity of language, and the shape of the unconscious.
"Shapeshifter is thrilled to be exhibiting at Julie Darling Donuts during business hours on Satuarday, September 23rd! Join us for a donut and some AMAZING art by Brianna Bass and Noah Kocher, featuring a special reception from 4-7 PM. Artists will be discussing their practice at 5 PM, and you won’t want to miss their talk followed by a brief Q&A! Installation begins in the morning, so even if you are unable to attend the reception, you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun. Feel free to stop by all day!"
627 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
Come see my work in an event showcasing female artists who are using pattern and repetition in their work. This show will aim to create a dialog between female artists who use these elements for different reasons but create similarity/familiarity with femininity through craft.