Show Dates: Sept 16 – October 7
Reception: Saturday, Sept 23 4:30-6:30
I believe that everything is connected—the earth, the sea, all life forms and the universe. My way of showing this philosophy is in my technique of “see-through” arcs and lack of perspective.
Unlike usual perspective which places objects in the foreground as larger, in my paintings size does not matter. As in sumi scrolls, the higher in the painting, the farther is the object. In my paintings, an object can be the same size, whether in foreground or background.
My intention is for the viewer to be engrossed visually in the painting, with the eye continuing to follow new paths in lines, planes and values. The painting is successful if the viewer sees traditional objects which morph into semi-abstract design, then back into representation, a circular path.
Currently my paintings are vertical half sheets, with an underpainting of watercolor and vertical or horizontal dashes in gouache on top. The effect is one of a tapestry when viewed up close. When viewed farther away, the painting becomes one of a usual watercolor.”
Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.