Studio Sixty Six
GABRIELA AVILA-YIPTONG | IN THE BEGINNING | APR. 14 - MAY 21 2016

In the Beginning is a series that explores natural landscapes through contemporary painting. These works depict fictional landscapes untouched and unaffected by man, but the mere fact that they are painted depicts a human presence within these places. Using contemporary methods in painting, these landscapes become quasi-abstracted and begin to feel like memories or thoughts captured in frames, evoking a feeling of nostalgia and temporality. These works deliver a contemporary approach to the tradition of landscape paintings, whose purpose was once to accurately document places and events for historical truthfulness, so to speak. In contrast, this series aims to describe an atmospheric sensation in relation to the sublimity of landscapes and ultimately, to capture nature in its authentic state through the human eye’s filtering system consisting of fading memory and a sense of longing.

Vernissage: April 14, 6-9pm (click for more info)

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