Friday, June 17, 2011

opening July 1st ...

We are just weeks away from the opening of our upcoming exhibition, "Reclaiming the Current", featuring new works by Robin Luciano Beaty!

Robin's work is driven by the intuitive journey of discovering the reminiscent through process rather than rendering an explicit space. "My intention is to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective using unexpected materials. I'm communicating more of a memory than a representation with the use of texture, neglected everyday objects and forgotten mementos of the past."

"Though the fluvial and sculptural qualities of wax , I navigate memory. Scraping, tearing, building up and burning down multiple layers to reveal internal compositions brought out only by this tactile and physical experience. Sublime and unpredictable, additive and subtractive, translucent and textural, the medium of encaustic strongly influences the direction of each painting."

In her most recent work, Robin strives to capture the universal and emotional connection to water embedded within our life memories. Oceans, rivers and lakes are instilled in our subconscious scrapbook, creating an undeniable feeling of nostalgia and escape. Robin is able to reclaim these memories in a significantly more personal way by incorporating vintage photographs, letters, textiles and found objects.

"There is something about water that entices us all, luring our own flesh and imagination towards it. The seductive reminiscence brought on by the ghostly mirror of a fogged lake or the lap of wave that leaves its white lace along the shore is what inspires me. Water is the epitomal symbol of metamorphosis and philosophical recycling. It symbolizes transformation, intuition and resurrection."

"Together the elements of water and reclaimed object entrenched within the atmospheric and ancient medium of wax, elicits the deepest sense of past, while offering a renewed vision of the current."

Join us at the opening reception Friday, July 1st, 5-8pm in conjunction with art 'round town