Friday, June 17, 2011
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
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of Quiet Memory this past Friday! The gallery was packed, and the crowd spilled out on to the sidewalk. I failed to get pictures of the actual opening, however, I did take some photographs of the installation over the weekend.
Along with everyone else who has come in to see the show, I am reminded of my own childhood. I cherish the memories I have of my grandparents in the yard. Life seemed simple, slow and so sweet. I recently came across this series of photographs of my grandparents in their garden ...
I have been working on a new painting inspired by the series -- more on that later!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Courtney Filer-Dougal is the designer and metal-smith behind My Sunset Road.
"One day, about 10 years ago, I decided to make a necklace as a gift for a family member. This is worth mentioning since I was a painter at the time! Making that very first piece sparked a love of a craft I had never considered and I now do it every day.
As a young mom I look for pieces that are both special and everyday wearable. I'm a t-shirt and jeans type of girl but I like my t-shirts modern and edgy and my jeans to take me from day to evening. So that's what I make. Each design from My Sunset Road has it's own story, is inspired by a recent trip to a museum or my love of history and ancient cultures. Each piece is also extremely easy to wear and really and truly goes with just about everything in your closet.I am committed to being a socially responsible and eco-friendly business. Most designs are made with recycled sterling silver. I also reuse and recycle all of my scrap metal and ship your items in 100% recycled gift boxes and mailers.
I love what I do and hope that will comes across to each of my customers in the quality of my work as well as in my customer service. My Sunset Road strives to bring you original designs that you reach for everyday."
A wide assortment of the new earrings and necklaces are currently available in the gallery and also thru our online shop!