Hues: Randi Solin Glass & Mark Gould Paintings
Artists' Reception Friday
October 3, 2014, 5-8 pm
Color and more color
are the defining characteristics of October's new
exhibition. Two award-winning artists are celebrated in
"Brilliant Hues: Randi Solin Glass & Mark Gould
Paintings"; both are coming to town to attend the
opening artists' reception.
Randi Solin, who has been devoted to the art of blown
glass for over twenty years, approaches her
three-dimensional work as a two dimensional artist
would, creating singular compositions as she goes. The
elegant simplicity of her vessel forms allows for a
complex and painstaking coloration process to unfold.
Her hand-blowing process takes between 3-5 hours for
each piece; Solin and her assistants cannot stop until a
piece is complete. It then slowly cools over three days
in an annealer. It takes an entire day to cut and polish
the lip. This straight cut across the top of her pieces
is a signature of sorts; as Solin explains, "My optics
serve as the window into my coloration process – into
the soul of a piece – allowing a viewer to peer into its
life, like the rings of a tree."
Solin's technical skills and imagination has led to
innumerable Best in Show and Best in Class awards; she
has pieces in the permanent collections of The White
House, several United States embassies and museums
across the U.S.
Color is also the overriding characteristic of Mark
Gould's paintings. His artistic sensibility is one that
breaks rules freely as he captures the very essence of a
landscape. Light will frequently figure strongly in his
works, allowing colorations to shift and blend
powerfully under its influence; shadows conceal color
and textures seen with an artist's eye rather than
Gould's tools are varied: brushes and trowels,
scrapers, chisels, a wide collection of palette knives,
even an air gun. He paints quickly, using acrylics which
dry rapidly, allowing him to stay with a painting,
moving from layer to layer.
His paintings are now held in private and public
collections internationally. Gould's many awards include
a 2010 Best of Show from the prestigious Gilcrease
Museum. In 2014 Gould was invited to participate in
Tucson's Mountain Oyster Club's 45th Annual Contemporary
Western Art Show & Sale.
The exhibition runs through October 12.
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