Outer Silence Inner Noise – new work by the three emerging artists

Closing Reception, February 15 (7-9pm)
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Works by Ellen Philson, Ashley Savage and Erin Schweers examines the nature of abstract painting and drawing addressing intention, paint application and mark making.

Closing Reception, February 15 (7-9pm)
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

“Outer Silence Inner Noise” is an exhibition of works by Ellen Philson, Ashley Savage and Erin Schweers that presents new work by the three emerging artists who examine the nature of abstract painting and drawing addressing intention, paint application and mark making.

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Erin Schweers: “When painting, I express visually indescribable moments. It is my intention that the paintings become capable of suggesting both a subtle and elusive occurrence. When painting I translate sensations brought about by small realizations that are both fortuitous and temporary. I translate them onto the canvas in a primarily instinctive way, formally responding to each mark as moments are considered. Each of the pieces becomes capable of demonstrating an allusion to documentation of occurrences.”

Ellen Philson: “My interests in movement, flowing lines, tapering thick and thin rivers of motion and organic qualities about the line is the focus of this work. The organic qualities in my line references both nature and the figurative elements of the human body. I want the motion to be implied, whether it suggests movement, mood or emotion. My process involves working on organza fabric that is both laid flat on the floor and hung vertically on the wall. Working flat on the floor enables me to manipulate the quality of line as it flows and evolves. I experiment with layering many surfaces of dyed fabric and lines as well to help create depth in my pieces.”

Ashley Savage: “I create paintings that reinvent my drawings. My process involves using techniques of layering and collage. I depict space that is a representation and extension of my hand. I source inspiration from traveling, museums, galleries, public art, films and music. My family and everyday life experiences inform the type of work I create.”

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