Gallery 787 at Remainders Creative Reuse in Pasadena will be the venue for the exhibition At Present: A Group Show. The group of four local artists met at Pasadena City College and found a common interest in developing work that expresses both personal meaning and a shared human experience. The artists will present four different styles of artworks ranging from figurative to expressionist. A distinct use of color, from bright and bold to austere “non-color”, as well as surface treatment of texture and tactility are common elements in the work.
Cristi Lyon currently paints in oil on oil-paper in her continuing series of Seaweed and Seashells. Her brilliant color sense and fluid lines and shapes lend shells and plants an energy and vitality that seems to vibrate and move, undoubtedly from her twenty years of work in animation.
The gesturally abstract paintings of T. W. Davis serve as witness to recent events that continue to test our humanity. Beginning with oil on canvas and experimenting with media of ink, wax, wood, metal, rust, and found objects, Davis challenges himself to push beyond the limits of paint on surfaces to discover new modes of expression.
The drawings and sculptural “light boxes” of Jacqueline Lucero have a quiet stillness and at the same time, a monumentality, despite their small, intimate size. Her emotive paintings use color to describe exuberant passion, or tender memories, loss and love.
Darlene Kelly’s black and white paintings in oil and acrylic express the concept of Ground Zero in the tradition of Kazimir Malevich, and ideas of renewal and regeneration from devastating destruction.
As artists and as human beings living in a rapidly changing world this group show is an opportunity for us to pause and look at where we are at present.
The exhibition will take place at: Gallery 787 at Remainders Creative Reuse, 787 E. Washington Blvd, Pasadena, 91104 from October 8 through October 29. Opening reception on Saturday, October 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.