Looking In Looking Out
Works by Trisha McWaters, Julie Underriner, Chrys Grummert
October 3 – November 8
Artist Reception October 7
Looking In Looking Out is a joint effort by a group of three abstract artists; two painters and one photographer, who live in Wimberley, Texas. The exhibit shows their unique visions of the hill country spaces around them and explores these spaces with pluralistic perspectives and invented color.
Chrys Grummert paints with a cartoon color palette and simple geometric shapes to abstract the landscape. His compositions are situated somewhere between neo geo and color field painting and result in flat, curious scenes that bring to mind video games and science fiction.
Trisha McWaters, the photographer of the three, explores how everyday scenes hold the mystery of light, shadow, pattern and form. Trisha explains her process by saying, “All I have to do is look. What calls me to photograph are the scenes and things everyone comes in contact with. I just happen to see them differently.”
Julie Underriner, the third artist, interprets space with color masses that are layered and fused. She uses visual rhythms, broken color and uneven saturations or densities of paint. Color functions both as an equivalent for space and as an emotional temperature or state of mind.
In their independent explorations of space, the three artists found a commonality in expression. They discovered that color, line, depth and motion speak volumes to what lives in these spaces---whether internal, external, real or imagined.
The Julia C. Butridge Galleryis located in the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center with a 150 seat theater, youth and adult arts school, and the Julia C. Butridge Gallery's 1800 square feet of exhibit space. Admission is always free. For more information, please contact by email.
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