Sunday Oct 2, 2016
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Paintings focusing on asymmetry, simplicity and texture by Santa Fe artist Rachel Darnell. Runs through 10/11.
This show is a snapshot of where I am now. Throughout my life I have studied and created art as well as searched for meaning through various techniques and philosophies. I have found “Wabi Sabi” the Japanese aesthetic philosophy. It is a world view that accepts the impermanence and imperfection of beauty as exemplified in nature. The concept resonates with me as an artist. Asymmetry, simplicity, texture the voice of the media itself are central to my process as an artist and are definitions of Wabi Sabi. My new body of work incorporates these elements. I layer paint in washes: depth, movement and composition emerge from the voice of the paint itself. As sculptors say the find the image in the stone; I feel as if I find the image in the paint itself. The paint leads.
For further information and images of Rachel Darnell's work please visit our website or call us directly at the Gallery: 505-780-8390.