Water Works Show at the Porch Gallery, Ojai
Symbol; 22×30; watercolor on lana
Show up from July 5 – August 17, 2014
Curated by Juri Koll
With Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot & John Seed
The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.
“I paint watercolors because they are alive, their blending creating another reality that was not planned or expected. The chemistry of the medium is all about water… in the air, time of day and year, how liquid the paint and if the paper is prewet or dry. For me, painting with watercolor is “high-risk” you never know how a piece will turn out. Water, the flow of life and change.”
~Karrie Ross, Los Angeles Artist Continue reading