Poacelli and Truk have an intuitive relationship to color and form while applying metaphors of human emotions. Brilliant colors cascade through their pieces, emotionally charging their compositions and rejecting static confines of interior space.
Poachelli’s collaged paintings are pools of energetic colors and anthropomorphic shapes that rhythmically dance from foreground to background in rich textured atmospheres.
Truk’s sculpture are also rich in textured atmospheres. She plays with light on her vivid kaleidoscopes of layered transparent pantyhose as the viewer shifts their movement and viewpoint.
About Dolores Poacelli
Relationships are never easy.. especially those between color, shape, texture, space. And especially tension. No matter what the medium or material – everything from recycled aluminum press plates to cardboard – I attempt to create a tension in each piece: the all-important proportion, the placement and relationship of one shape to another shape and one color to another color .. in space in search of an essense,
a simplicty. The relationship of the work to the viewer hopefully connects the universal to the personal. Titles are used to emotionalize and connect the viewer to an otherwise ambiguous, abstract piece…
For Where Color Meets Memory, anthropomorphic shapes are floating, clinging, existing in interior spaces, employing intense color and collage. Done during months of pandemic confinement, I am now beginning to understand these pieces.
About Katie Truk
Color has the subliminal power to invoke emotions and memory. Just like our other senses it can transport us back through time to an experience or reaction. I use color intentionally or instinctively to manipulate that subconscious mood while implying movement to the static forms within the presented microcosm. Though all of my artwork being exhibited are from different series, the one uniting denominator is color.