IN THE CENTER GALLERY
Rachel Thern: Lines, Rhythms, States
May 4-29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
X-Axis 1, oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches, 2016.
Light Patch, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches, 2016.
X-Axis 6, oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches, 2016.
Lines, Rhythms, States, by Associate Member Rachel Thern, includes paintings that express iconic realities of the natural world, rather than literal representations of them, creating lustrous abstractions. The exhibition includes small works from Thern's x-axis series, and larger paintings that are influenced by her work at a natural history museum. The imagery is rooted in sketches made with natural gestures that form curved lines and rounded forms. Through repetition and interaction, individual parts become an emergent pattern.