Revitalization of Rhopography in the Oil Paintings of PJ Mills

Watermelon and Christmas lights, oil painting on canvas, 51 x 64, PJ Mills

 

The oil paintings of Miami, Florida based artist PJ Mills present everyday objects such as a toy, spiritual items, food, and personal possessions of the artist, all realistically rendered in still life scenes.  The artwork objects may be contextually placed in a still life setting or within more ambiguous spaces. At first glance this subject matter may seem to have little importance— yet these paintings make viewers take another look at these ordinary items perhaps previously taken for granted. As the artist PJ Mills says,” These paintings focus on those personal possessions that I find curiously engaging.”  And we agree–there is a substantial presence in each of these images. Some of the canvases are as large as 51 x 64 inches and as small as 12 x 12 inches, with each study holding its own as an artwork.

Paper Crane, oil painting on canvas, 48 x 48, PJ Mills

 

Steak, oil painting on canvas, 18 x 18, PJ Mills

 

PJ Mills is art historically connected to the practice of painters of the past in that his painterly examination may represent or symbolize the artist’s ideas or the items may have metaphorical implications. Still life painting of such common everyday objects is often referred to art historically as “rhopography.”  According to The English Oxford Dictionary  the art historical definition of rhopography, is a depiction of subject matter considered insignificant or trivial, as still life, the domestic interior, animals, insects and the like.

 

Rabbit’s Foot and Communion Hosts, oil painting on canvas, 48 x 48, PJ Mills

 

Pinned Beetle, oil painting on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, PJ Mills

 

PJ Mills subjects of interest for his paintings may include the contemporary, such as Polaroid photos, as well as objects present through time such as things that maintain religious or supernatural characteristics– divining rods, masks, or spiritual fetish articles. The artist is also very aware of how a simple juxtaposition of two or more objects will express far more complex meanings.   The juxtaposition of objects arranged by visual artists is similar to how many poets lay down verse. It is not the words per se that contain the power, but the unknown image that arises from what was created by the juxtaposition. Defined as the “imago ignota,” it is the combination of words which elevate them beyond the language of the obvious. “I contend that this holds true for images, as well,” says the artist.

 

Polaroids, oil painting on canvas, 48 x 48, PJ Mills

 

“In the last few years,” says PJ Mills, ” I have started to isolate and focus on personal effects that relate specifically to personal consumption and identity. A woman’s compact may be an aid for the adjustment of lipstick but also holds the secrets of her self-absorption snapped shut in the tidy compartment of her purse. Risque and subjective photographs (Polaroids) may be titillating, they are also quite personal and speak of privacy as well. Jewel like insects, the tiny treasures of boyhood fascination or even the food we eat raise questions of adult obsession with consumerism. Issues of identity and consumerism all stem directly and indirectly from strange as well as obvious places in our lives. These visual investigations of isolated objects and/or juxtapositions of personal effects, represent the seemingly obvious. But also the often enigmatic, and yet always metaphorically pregnant meanings.”

 

Clown & Thorns, oil painting on canvas, 51 x 64, PJ Mills

 

“My approach to painting is highly personal and intuitive. During the creative process I try to think as little as possible about this work and let the subjects surface from my subconscious. The result is quite suggestive by its contents and symbolically loaded with historical references. This material develops from entirely personal experiences and through obsessions I have with objects and my musing regarding the human condition as it relates to identity issues. The personal subjectivity of this work is not a grand philosophical statement. It is instead more closely related to a genre sensibility characteristic of the mundane used as metaphors for larger ideas.”

 

Monster, oil painting on canvas, 48 x 48, PJ Mills

 

“Common Still life painting that was popular in the 17th century Dutch and Flemish often contained hidden allegories such as the Christian Passion, Resurrection or the transience of things in life. They were little paintings with big ideas. The paintings during this time that concerned themselves with life, death and transient events between were often referred to as “Vanitas” paintings. Not in the sense of vainness or conceit; “Vanitas” often a latin term used to describe a notion of evanescence of earthly possessions and the life linked to the work. The meanings in these paintings were conveyed by the use of objects, mostly familiar and everyday items and were given a symbolic connotation. My paintings are similar in the sense that they isolate a particular object or group of objects containing a history of symbolic references. Within the body of my work, historical reference and symbolic references are typically ignored and the object is valued for purely personal reasons. The result often has an element of cognitive dissonance if not absurdity to the reasons behind its selection. I find the confusion intriguing.”

Then the brilliant artist PJ Mills simply sums up his work by stating– “I depart from seventeenth century concepts and slip in contemporary wackiness.”

 

Captive Bolt Pistol & Toy, oil painting, 48 x 48, PJ Mills

 

PJ Mills received his MFA degree in painting from Cornell University and has exhibited in numerous US art galleries. You can view more paintings on the artist’s website here.

Follow the artist PJ Mills on Instagram here.

Visit PJ Mills’ Facebook page here.

 

Wishbone, oil painting on canvas, 12 x 12, PJ Mills

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Artist Agent X at Gitana Rosa Gallery Opening Reception Oct 15th

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Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop

Opening Reception:  October 15th, 2016   6-8pm
Gitana Rosa Gallery
530 Piermont Ave
Piermont, NY 10968
845.613.7377

Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop invite you to join us on Saturday, October 15th from 6-8pm for a reception featuring Agent X.  Agent X creates experimental, multimedia collages, paintings, and 2D artwork. His work is an amalgamation of diverse cultures, past, present and future, and his signature collage street intellectualism is a commentary on the urban experience. The phenomena of pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics, and race are central to his practice of designing experimental works.

Based in Vancouver, Agent X grew up in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta. He was the top recipient at the Curious Duke Curious Pie Show, and he has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art contests. Agent X’s work has been exhibited in art meccas all around the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto.

Gitana Rosa opened in Piermont, NY this spring and has been operating in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea, NY since 2006.

Our new location combines gallery space with a curated retail experience to showcase exclusive artist designed editions, multiples, collections and individual works.  Gitana Rosa also collaborates with artists to create custom designed, eco-conscious products.

The Gallery & Shop is open from FridaySaturday 11-7pm and Sundays 12-5pm, as well as by appointment.  We have also added Design, Photography and Printing Services to our program.  Please check out the website for more details at www.GitanaRosa.com.Piermont is a unique community nestled between the Hudson River and the steep slopes of the Palisades, where historical homes and buildings sit alongside modern art galleries and world-class restaurants. Only 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan, Piermont provides a unique opportunity to experience the best of the Hudson Valley just outside the world’s most vibrant city.

 

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Featured #Artist Pat Timbrook

 

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JUXT, Pat Timbrook

 

American artist Pat Timbrook is a full-time fine art painter living in the state of West Virginia. Pat has sold many of her large abstract acrylic paintings over the years. But, in September 2016, Pat began a new venture with the owner a local clothing boutique called MIXX. The artist placed many of her small abstract paintings on display in the boutique, using ART-to-Go as her selling point. That is, making small and affordable pieces that are easy for buyers to purchase and carry home. She develop this sales concept, reaching out to fashion conscious shoppers, after coming to the conclusion that not many people in her area knew how or where to purchase art locally. Pat knows that not everyone can afford to make a large art purchase, so she wanted to offer an easy option to buyers to own her smaller works. “There are still many people whom we know who cannot afford art at big prices. The clientele of MIXX varies in income range. Plus, we have factored in other business possibilities to help make this work. It’s a new venue for the boutique owner and for me as an artist,” says Pat Timbrook.

 

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April 2016, Pat Timbrook

 

Apart from all the works shown on her websites here, and her ART-to-Go sales project, Pat has also taken up another new art project. This year, she completing 10 contemporary abstract acrylic paintings in her series called Flowers for Vince. These paintings will be used for prints sales to raise funds for a children’s charity organization in the Philippines called www.H_manility.org, founded and run by her close friends Bryan and Diane Thomas. The purpose of this painting series is to honor Vince, a five-year-old child at the children’s home, who was killed by a car in the Spring of 2016 as he played in the street. Sale of prints from the paintings will also help fund the children’s organization.

 

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Enchanted Forrest, Pat Timbrook

 

Also in 2016, Pat Timbrook has painted over 90 acrylic paintings on canvas  in her Flowers in Vases series and will be painting many more before the end of this year.

 

Flowers For Vince, Pat Timbrook

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Flowers for Vince 1400, Pat TImbrook

Flowers for Vince 1400, Pat TImbrook

 

Pat Timbrook began painting in 1997. She acquired her art education through self-directed independent study at Frostburg University, in Frostburg, Maryland with mentoring by Gay Holland. She attends annual seminars of the Society of children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in California. In 2011, her painting Pairings was selected out of over 500 entries as winner of the DesignaWineLabel National Art Competition sponsored by Darden Restaurants and Capital Grille Restaurants for its fundraising charity event Share Our Strength

Paintings of Pat Timbrook have been exhibited in national and international juried shows, including at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City; and the Art Rom Gallery, Italy, and her paintings are in several corporate and public art collections.

Pat Timbrook will have her first duo-show exhibition in October 2016 at the Manhattan Gold & Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland.

 

Find out more about the artist and view more of Pat Timbrook’s paintings on her website www.patriciaanntimbrook.com

Follow Pat Timbrook on Twitter here @REDRubyart, on Facebook here and here.

Follow Pat Timbrook on Instagram here.

Paintings of Louisiana-based Artist Francque Lynn


Photo of Francque Lynn

Photo of Francque Lynn

 

American artist Francque Lynn exhibits her paintings primarily in local Louisiana art galleries, including Pineapple Gallery and Pizzella Fine Art, as well as the home decor shops Rustic House LA, and Gild Home Decor.  You will find her work currently on display at the St. Tammany Art exhibition through the 20th of August. Find the full exhibition details here.

 

Francque Lynn recently exhibited at RAW

Francque Lynn recently exhibited at RAW Underground Exhibition

 

Above is an event photo at the RAW Underground exhibition where Francque Lynn recently exhibited her paintings.

 

Nautical, Franque Lynn painting with metallic hues, 40 x 16 inches.

Nautical, Franque Lynn painting with metallic hues, 40 x 16 inches.

 

One of Francque Lynn’s latest textural painting, available for purchase, Nautical (above) is a work that the artist created in a vertical format incorporating impasto depth and a mix of swirling paint in contrasting dark and light tones in her own controlled painting process. Another lovely, light and airy example of the artist’s use of a variation on this technique is the painting titled Elation, and Divinity with muted color tones.

 

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Elation, Francque Lynn, acrylic painting 40 x 36 inches

 

Divinity, Francque Lynn

Divinity, Francque Lynn

 

Francque Lynn’s series of paintings with built-up impasto surfaces include the titles Vertigo and Roots.

 

Close up detail view of a thick textural impasto area of Franque Lynn's painting titled Vertigo

Close up detail view of a thick textural impasto area of Franque Lynn’s painting Vertigo

 

Above, is a close up detail photo that gives an idea of the three-dimensionality of the thick blue paint impasto area in Vertigo, and below, a photograph of Roots another of her highly textural paintings.

 

Roots, Francque Lynn

Roots, Francque Lynn

 

Francque Lynn is an autodidact painter, and although she has no art school education has gained extensive knowledge of the arts while working under apprenticeship to artist John Lambert. With Lambert, she primarily concentrated on mural painting and  currently has three standing murals in various parts of the state of Michigan. But Her abstract painting skills and process-based painting techniques Francque says she “learned through trial and error.”

 

Horizons, Francque Lynn

Horizons, Francque Lynn

 

Her love of art is like a deep tap-root directly to her painter Grandmother. Francque Lynn describes some of childhood memories of watching her Grandmother paint, and how she felt, “awestruck by her abilities.” Her Grandmother would hold Francque Lynn’s hand in hers guiding the brush and showing her how to produce various brushstrokes. “This was my defining moment, the moment I decided I wanted to paint,” says Francque Lynn– “Since that time I have grown into an artist.”

 

Wildfire, Francque Lynn

Wildfire, Francque Lynn

To this day Francque Lynn’s Grandmother Fran Burdo, keeps Francque Lynn’s very first painting on display in her home. Here is a sample painting by Fran Burdo that clearly shows the source for textural and other influences in Francque Lynn’s paintings.

 

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Painting by Francque Lynn’s Grandmother Fran Burdo

 

Francque Lynn also says,  “I’m proud of where I have been, and have every intention of continuing to move forward. I take much of the inspiration for my artwork from memories and my surroundings.”

Across the Water, Francque Lynn

Across the Water, Francque Lynn

 

For those interested in purchasing painting from Francque Lynn, she would like you to contact her via her website here and feel free to follow her on Instagram here.

 

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Francque Lynn

 

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Jill Krasner’s Paintings Featured on 8 Pages of June 2016 Watercolor Artist Magazine

June 2016, Watercolor Artist, 8-page feature article of Jill Krasner’s paintings. View more paintings on Jill Krasner’s website here.

Precipice, painting by JIll Krasner, 22 x 30 inches

Precipice, painting by Jill Krasner, 22 x 30 inches

Art Sales Via This Hands-on Interior Decor Site + Service

 

With New York style and aesthetic, CricketsCrush offers art for home decor–including photographic prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture in her virtual warehouse–and as part of Cricket’s interior design service.

Buyers can shop for art in a price range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars or Cricket will come to their home and remake their walls and table-tops for them, working with the home owners existing furniture pieces and style. Because of Cricket’s community connections she brings artist’s work into the home of buyers in the Hamptons and New York City.

Cricket is enthusiastic, known, connected, with a courageous personality. Perhaps you’d like to consign some of your work with her? She also features her favorite artists on her site. Visit and explore here.

We love how her services work for artists so have added CricketsCrush to our e-list of 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.

Feng Shui Art for Home and Office

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Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system for harmonizing everyone with their environment using color and the elements of water, wood, earth, and metal. The idea of Feng Shui is to surround yourself with beautiful art decor designed to optimize your state of mind and bring positive energy into your home and office. One of the simplest ways to introduce Feng Shui color and elements into your living and work space is by decorating with Feng Shui artwork.

Feng Shui art is a niche market that incorporates a wide variety of artwork styles and subject matter. Feng Shui artwork can be photographic prints, tapestries and wall hangings, fine art prints, paintings and sculptural artworks.

According to the Feng Shui experts at Explosion Luck, “Our special Feng Shui art collection of ready-to-hang landscape paintings, bird art, mountain paintings, portrait paintings, sandart, water paintings, western art paintings, wildlife paintings, horse paintings, equine photos, still life paintings, and Buddha thangkas aims at bringing many areas of your life into balance, so that you can enjoy the many benefits of the beautiful universal energies represented in the inspirational Feng Shui artwork.”

Read The Ultimate Guide To Achieving Your Dreams With Feng Shui Wall Art here.

You can view their collection of Feng Shui art here.

Examples of how Feng Shui art works, includes Birds – A painting of a bird symbolizes freedom, prosperity and good fortune. Mountains – An image of a mountain is one of the most powerful Fend Shui wall art images you can ever use to focus your thoughts on your goals.

The element of Water is represented by various shades of blue and black and depicts calmness, purity and rejuvenation. Photographs and paintings of water can be hung in your office to bring forth the energy of abundance and to invite in positive opportunities and changes.

Read about how all the colors and elements in The Ultimate Guide To Achieving Your Dreams With Feng Shui Wall Art here.

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Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Do follow Feng Shui Art here: www.explosionluck.com

View the entire Feng Shui art collections here: http://www.explosionluck.com/collections/all

 

 

 

New Online Gallery Does Pop Up Exhibits + 2 More

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Art Shed Gallery is a new online gallery coming soon. They will be doing pop up art events based in London, UK. Art Shed gallery curators are looking to showcase great artists in the cyberworld and the physical world! Send their curators a message on their ArtShed Twitter account to get an artist’s application,

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Depict  is an online gallery based in San Francisco featuring work by digital artists, The Depict platform hosts an exclusive selection of digital art ranging from photography, illustration, video, gifs, generative art, and more, all exclusive to Depict. Artist Partner, you will immediately receive 60% of the sale price when collectors purchase limited editions of your work on Depict. To Become an Artist on Depict read their submission guidelines and complete the application form on the Depict website.

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OAC Gallery  is a curated online gallery of paintings, photography, mixed media artworks, prints, sculpture, and works on paper.

If you would like us to consider making your work available through OAC Gallery, please email the following items to

  1. You name, phone number, email address and website link. If you don’t have a website, please include a C.V. and/or Bio
  2. 5-15 pieces of art for consideration, files must be saved as “jpg”
  3. Please include a description of materials (ie: acrylic on wood panel)

The application process is open to artists living in the U. S. and includes a fee of $10.00, which is nonrefundable regardless of whether the work is accepted or not. Once your email has been received and your payment has been processed, their curators will get back to you within two weeks to let you know if the work has been accepted.

Read the full details of HOW TO SUBMIT ARTWORK Submission Guidelines here.

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Find hundreds more online art galleries on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list here discounted in our new store.

The Photographers Resources e-list has many more online photography print sales galleries  here.

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If you are looking for physical gallery representation, our International Art Gallery Directory has links to 5,000 art galleries internationally–get it here. 

Review all our artist resources in our Artist Marketing Resources web stores–store #1store #2,

Fine Art Gallery Represents the Paintings of Emerging Artists at Affordable Prices

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The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.

Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery.  Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.

If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.

Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.

Open Call: The Male Nude in 2D, 3D, Digital + Performance

 

DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center, the East Village, New York City is seeking works for its group show and performance art installation: The Nude + MALE opening in December, 2014. They are seeking submissions of art works including traditional two-dimensional works in any medium; digital video works; sculpture; architecture; animation as well as performance art that can be presented live in their gallery.

To submit your are for consideration to this curated exhibition, send your contact information, image script, your  brief bio, artists statement, and a link to online examples of your work or copy of your work in a digital format only to: thenudemale@gmail.com Attn: Michelangelo Alasa.

Submission Deadline: Sun Nov 30th, 2014

DMAC – Duo Multicultural Arts Center
62 East 4th Street
New York, New York East Village 10003
United States of America

The Human Figure in Motion: Couples Pillow-Fight, Dance, and Swim Together in Energetic Play in the Paintings of Allen Bentley

 

Sweet Nothings, Allen Bentley

Sweet Nothings, Allen Bentley

 

“Sometimes having a good start to a painting can be like a springboard, launching you forward in the process,” artist Allen Bentley wrote in a recent post on his blog.

Pillow Talk, Allen Bentley

Pillow Talk, Allen Bentley

“Other times the good start creates stress as you try to hold onto the strength of the initial drawing instead of allowing the painting to develop on it’s own.  The beginning gesture of a painting is my favorite part of the process.  Those first few lines can tell you if you have a fight on your hands or a really good ride.  The whole painting can be found in the first few marks.”

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Leverage, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley is making his mark with images of swimming couples, dancers made of quick, energetic touches and a bedroom series the artist calls Pillow talk.

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

Catch a Tiger, Allen Bentley

His work focuses on the dynamics of the relationship of a couple at play underwater, in the intimacy of pillow fighting, and through the vitality of dance.  All these bodies of work rely on motion, energetic brushwork, and strong color. You may view images of his work on Allen Bentley’s website: www.allenbentleystudio.com
Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Rolling Through, Allen Bentley

Allen Bentley received his Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and his Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Western Carolina University in 1996. Bentley was represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery from 2001 to 2013 and is currently showing with F.A.N. Gallery, both in Philadelphia. He has exhibited across the country, with solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and San Diego. He has shown in the Philadelphia International Airport and in Artworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2009, Bentley had his first solo museum show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. Bentley lives in Montgomery Village, MD with his wife and children.

Release, Allen Bentley

Release, Allen Bentley

Dil Hildebrand: Exploring Parallels Between Creating Structures and Building Images

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Dil Hildebrand, A-201 – 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 228 x 183cm

 

Dil Hildebrand’s work revolves around a study of architectural formations, exploring the parallels between creating structures and building images.

 

Dil Hildebrand, Treehouse  -  2011, oil on canvas, 193 x 148cm

Dil Hildebrand, Treehouse – 2011, oil on canvas, 193 x 148cm

 

In a recent Studio Beat interview, that you can read it its entirety here, we see the artist at work in his studio, gorgeous works in progress leaning against walls. Dil Hildebrand describes to his interviewer and readers how he creates, saying– “In a regular classical painting of a vase on a table, there is pretending. However, what I’m trying to do is have the work physically pretend to be the thing.”

 

Dil Hildebrand, And so on and so forth  -  2013, acrylic on linen, 240 x 290cm

Dil Hildebrand, And so on and so forth – 2013, acrylic on linen, 240 x 290cm

 

Canadian painter Dil Hildebrand has received much critical acclaim since 2006, when he quit his job as a theatre set painter and went back to school for an MFA. Reviews of Dil Hildebrand’s paintings appeared last year in Canadian Art  and Blouin Art Info. Lengthy essays on Hildebrand’s work appear on the artists book publisher YYZ Artists Outlet site, linked here and here.

View more images Dil Hildebrand’s work on his website here.

If I can’t dance–the paintings of dianne k webb

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If I can’t dance, dianne k webb

In dianne k webb’s painting, If I can’t dance, female heads with yellow hair and calligraphic arms dance across a city skyline. “I believe that art is a dance, a communication between artist and viewer…” says the artist. “As I work, I want to find myself exploring new perspectives—I want to feel uneasy, jarred, contemplative, or reflective as images, colors, textures clash or meld. I am fascinated by the moment of “ah ha!” of “really?” My work seeks to capture those moments and translate them conceptually, abstractly on the canvas, into words or through theater.

The titles dianne k webb’s has chosen for her paintings are, not surprisingly, filled with the language of dance and theater. In addition to being a painter, dianne is also the director of the Next Iteration Theater in Houston, Texas. Interestingly, the logo image dianne chose for her Next Iteration Theater website, is her own photograph of headless sculptural forms inside an ancient church in Paris.

HEADLESS, dianne k webb

HEADLESS, dianne k webb

Next Iteration Theater is in its infancy, according to dianne. “I am just bringing together a few people who want to be part of this project and we are just setting up the “legal” pieces….figuring out our structure, which will be ensemble in how we operate with actors, and in general. I am teaching acting classes here in Houston and building up some interest that way. I believe that actors need affordable classes so they can work on skills when they are not performing and hone their craft, after all as an artist I spend hours every day in the studio.”
Dianne also directs for several small theaters in Houston and loves working with new playwrights. She is interested in “casting across races and ethnicities and changing how we “see” traditional pieces…something I do not find in many theaters here, in spite of the vast diversity in Houston.”
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El Malecon, dianne k webb

The tiny human figures in dianne k webb’s painting titled El Malecon appear to be traversing the globe, while the forms in her painting titled But You Thrive seem to be pure abstract movement.

But You Thrive, dianne k webb

But You Thrive, dianne k webb

Also recurring in webb’s paintings, the viewer will find handwritten text as visual element. Refer back to the Next Iteration Theater logo image and note that the headless sculptural forms are holding books in their arms. And so we see the recurring visual elements of the artist’s themes of text, the writing of the playwright, human figures, movement, and abstract forms in motion as they seem to move into place to suggest form, connect, and disperse to dance again on a stage. Or, as the artist herself wrote, her paintings are– “a statement laid bare until picked up and incorporated into a new narrative.”

Constructively, dianne k webb

Constructively, dianne k webb

Let Go Again and Again, dianne k webb

Let Go Again and Again, dianne k webb

Visit dianne k webb’s artist site www.diannekwebb.com

Next Iteration Theater website www.nextiterationtheater.com

Follow dianne on Twitter https://twitter.com/diannekwebb

and on Facebook  www.facebook.com/diannekwebbarts