In this summer’s art, I see layers. I see pieced memories, blurred boundaries, and repeated forms. I see processes revealed — processes at least as important as the final products. I also see, via four different mediums, four women for whom layering and process are metaphors for life beyond art.
Katherine Mead’s collage materials are many and varied. Her act of combining the collage medium with painting makes for imagery that is both architectural and organic, material and memory driven at once.
Layers of color, repeated geometric forms, and the tactile nature of textile make for a rewarding viewing experience when it comes to Sarah Laird’s dyed fabric pieces. Organic forms on the fabric and the structural angles of the hand-pieced products form a satisfying dichotomy.
Carolyn Campbell’s photomontage portraits concern identity and kinship, shared experiences and concerns through the employment of cloudy overlays. It came as no surprise to learn that some of her other artistic interests include mask making and theatre.
Feature artist Jeni Lee lets memories of the natural world bubble out and emerge through paint on panel. We don’t just see her work — we experience it. The veil between art and life thins, and we get lost in the best possible way.