New paintings by Kirsten Oravec
Friday, May 30, 2014
Galliot Studio Gallery on Water Street in Woody Point, Newfoundland.
The Show is open from May 26, 2014 – June 15, 2014.
Artists Statement-This Particular Silence
Kirsten Oravec May 2014
Each place holds its own moods and silences. Bonne Bay and the neighboring Tablelands has its own particular silence that lingers in your belly long after you have left, a cool and reserved quietude. This cool stillness, which reveals no secrets, seeps slowly into ancient houses here, as they slowly weather becoming more part of the land than artefact.
I attempt to evoke that sense of cool quietude which one finds here through paint, the most fluid and silent of mediums. Hot colours are tamed and cooled by the use the strong horizontals. The use of restricted palettes and strong horizontals allow the viewer to settle into the sense of unpeopled silence, a place without cell phones, deadlines and iPads, an edge of reality where the soul and the land meet.