Carlene Frances: Seijaku
August 4 - 25, 2018
- Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6-9 pm
Carlene Frances, "Seijaku 702", 48 x 56, Oil
In the realm of minimalism, less is more. “Seijaku” is the latest exhibition by Carlene Frances, an internationally esteemed abstract minimalist, in which the artist reveals the depth of possibilities through “less”. “Seijaku” is the Japanese principle of serenity in the midst of activity or chaos. Frances will describe this powerful concept using a visual vocabulary expressed in elemental palettes, fundamental shapes and serene composition.
Despite the focus on simplicity in her work, far beneath the surface of the tranquil images reminiscent of reeds reflected in deep water, an irresistible drama of light and shadow lure the spectator into mysterious depths. The effect carries an unmistakable fragrance of Asia, where Frances has found inspiration for her work, “My paintings draw from the powerful Asian aesthetic that lives in me, a striving for serenity in a world inundated by input. …We’re immersed in technology, overwhelmed by media. ‘Seijaku’ invites the viewer to slow down, to simplify.”
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