Fragments: Eglise

Reni Gower's avatar Reni Gower

Using the language of abstraction, I blend a fluid improvisational painting approach with a repetitively structured and analytical one to create complex images that counter visual skimming. I incorporate the circle as a repetitive decorative motif, as a metaphor for binary code, and as a cultural symbol. Through intricate patterning, I combine these references to contrast passive technological consumption with the redemptive nuance of work made by hand. While also addressing issues of beauty, my art becomes an intimate vehicle for reflection or reprieve. My paintings integrate collage and assemblage. Acrylic paint is applied to canvas, cheesecloth, nylon and aluminum screens, plastic, and rug-hold. These materials are torn or cut into strips, reassembled in layers, and suspended from wooden supports.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 6
  • Year created: 2009
  • Height: 5