PATHWAYS AND PLACES - Emilie Beadle
May 6 through June 4 Opening Reception May 13 5:00 - 7:00 pm
I am innately drawn to theme of nature; the colors, seasons, changing of light, and the sheer beauty. With today's chaos and negativity happening in the world around us I feel that stepping back into nature is a way for me to battle the issues that weigh so heavily upon the world and upon me. Many of the horrific things that are happening in the world are man-made, and I combat this with the opposite. Through my work, I strive evoke a moment of peace, curiosity and wonder. I seek to enhance the experience further by exaggerating my color palette to unnatural, saturated tones.
There is a geometric element to my work that is another battle within itself. On one hand, it is the opposite of man-made in the sense that in today's society we have access to everything in HD and photography with immense detail and clarity. My style abstracts reality and eliminates these details and gives the viewer a break from the 21st century clarity. Yet, maybe it is just pixilated...