Monday, June 11, 2018

Murmuring landscape paintings with video

Murmuring Landscape  3, 4, 5
pigment and fiber on canvas
Each 60" x 48

Exploring the process of painting with pigmented fiber and acrylic stain on canvas and paper.

Sometimes I don't know where it's going, but I know there is going to b a change......

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fragmented Recall, Sara Garden Armstrong and Barbara Hirschowitz

Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Fragmented Recall, an exhibition featuring new work by Sara Garden Armstrong and Barbara Hirschowitz.  Both artists are working with recollected imagery using chance, change and encounter.

Armstrong is a visual artist who works in a myriad of directions and scales, from atrium sculpture to small artist books. This body of work, Murmuring Landscape paintings and drawings, involves the mirroring of changing organic processes. The concerns of the work are fundamental: control / loss of control, fluidity / presence, and change / exploration.  All rely on the properties of materials as they explore shifts of meaning.  The work uses transparency, mapping, and layering. With the drawings and paintings, this calligraphy forms a language, layering the past and the present.

Hirschowitz is a painter using canvas and paper to visualize her work from a history of living moments. With confident, colorful layers she describes hybrid spaces- an unknown place rendered in a familiar manner, often prompting the viewer to question if they might recognize it from their own past.  Though the element of space has always been present in her work, the current body evokes simplicity and directness.  She describes this work as being one of ambiguity in which a physical encounter is left.

Ground Floor Contemporary is a cooperative art gallery committed to promoting and expanding the visual arts scene in the greater Birmingham area. The gallery space is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays and by appointment. It is located at 111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233.