Beyond the Horizon
a solo exhibition by Colleen Brand @ dvaa
Exhibition Runs: December 1st - December 21st, 2019
public Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 1st, 1-5pm
About the exhibition:
This exhibit is inspired by colors and landscapes found in nature. In Colleen Brand’s abstract paintings, she explores the horizon line and then moves beyond that space, sometimes obliterating that sense of horizon entirely, other times shifting its focus in the piece.
Her paintings play with color and sense of space throughout a piece, yet convey something different in each work. She uses acrylic paint and various mediums, choosing colors intentionally to add meaning. By applying those colors in layers with unique combinations of tools - as traditional as a palette knife or as whimsical as bamboo skewers or handmade instruments - she is able to break up fields of color and bring movement to a piece.
About the Artist:
Inspired by colors and landscapes found in nature, Colleen Brand focuses on textured, abstract compositions. Her finished product is a result of dedication to her process while pushing boundaries whenever possible. I find enjoyment in manipulating the horizon line. Through this process, I am able to move beyond the confines of traditional painting to create an inviting, surprising new world for the viewer to enter.