Two years ago, Refuel Wine Bar generously hosted a show of my paintings. Honored by an invitation to present new work from December 2013-March 2014, I will offer a series of abstract landscape paintings through the winter months.
Painted in latex on wood panel, I have built the abstract landscapes in layers through time. The process for constructing them moves between adding thick coats of paint, then scraping excess away. The result are combinations of intense color mixtures and hard lines evocative of the Piedmont landscape–low hills, changing streams, stands of trees, lakes reflecting sky.
The defining aspect of these paintings is their composition on a horizontal plane. Though varied in palette and image, the paintings are unified by a horizontal line connecting them through the exhibition space. Hung against a wall of undulating old brick in the heart of the city’s downtown, the colorful abstractions and building structure recall the connection between earth and industry so crucial to this region’s history. Refuel’s intimate environment paradoxically becomes sweeping, paintings and exhibition space tied together to evoke the roll and gravitas of the Spartanburg hills.
Abstract Landscape Paintings
129 N. Spring St.
December 2013-March 2014
Reception during Art Walk: Thursday, January 16 from 6:00-9:00pm