Dreams, and Other Places – New paintings by Charlotte Evans
Opening Reception to be held Sunday, September 9th, 2012, from 6-9 pm.
Newly arrived in New York from London, Charlotte Evans, in this unfamiliar environment, turned for images to places once visited, known and remembered. After almost a year here, though, the known is now being combined with the not yet known, prompting fresh ideas, fresh imaginings…
Where once she would paint people and places just seen – China, Vietnam, Canada, Brazil, Italy, home in England – now, something subtly different informs her work.
Her process has changed too. Each image is envisioned, layers of things are remembered (imagined and real), rapidly noted down and drawn again and again to be eventually developed into small paintings or gouaches. Colour has always been an important part of the narrative, but drawing has become more important than ever before.
Dreams, and Other Places is, (are) a synthesis of all this, memory and imagination too. We all dream of somewhere other, somewhere that exists only in the mind’s eye, where emotions are heightened – happiness, melancholy, yearning…. These are the best places of all.
An Opening Reception for Dreams, and Other Places will be held Sunday, September 9th, 2012, from 6pm-9pm, and the work will be on display until October 7th, 2012.
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