Saturday, February 21, 2009
The work of Kristin Locashio will be on display at the John Davis Gallery from February 5th through March 1st, 2009. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 7th, from 6 till 8 p.m.
"The paintings develop from an exploration of mark making. I do not begin with any imagery in mind. I work intuitively to develop a composition. Each layer is made by working with, or against, the last. One compositional approach that I have been exploring is composed of short, choppy, vertical or horizontal marks, which suggest an agitated ground that strives to contain a structure attempting to emerge from a flurry of brushstrokes. Another approach is built from long, interwoven marks, rising and falling across the canvas, intertwining with one another in a ropy physicality of paint. Ultimately, the work evolves from the act of seeking, with the knowledge that the possibility of editing always exists."
Kristin Locashio, 2008