Things Remembered…Things Forgotten by Patricia Rucker and Louis Trujillo
September 20 - October 13, 2018
- Third Friday artists’ reception: September 21 from 6-9pm
- Art of Brunch: Sunday September 30 from 11am-3pm
- First Friday Art Walk: October 5 from 6-9pm
Patricia Rucker, Cache, acrylic on TerraSkin, 38” x 28”
Patricia Rucker: Artist Statement
Look into the stains of walls, or the ashes of fire, or clouds or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas. The mind of the painter is stimulated to new discoveries; because, by indistinct things the mind is stimulated to new invention. – Leonardo da Vinci
Human beings tend to assemble images because of apophenia, the tendency to attribute meaning to perceived connections or patterns between seemingly unrelated things. My paintings begin from a monoprinting process similar to creating inkblots. During the process of folding, and printing on the TerraSkin surface, I have been able to manipulate acrylic paint to create presumptive impressions . . . things and places lodged in memory.
Louis Trujillo, Grace, mixed media, paper, gouache, rust, inkjet print, pins, 54” x 45” x 2” (approx.)
Louis Trujillo: Artist Statement
Microscopic neurons fire to calculate massive amounts of information. Chemicals are released for us to experience senses and emotions. Decade’s worth of memories and experiences are archived and retrievable. The brain is the most powerful organ in our body. If it were to fail on us our faculties would be altered. The people that we know and love would become strangers. Lessons learned would become obsolete.
Louis Trujillo’s series titled Forget-Me-Not explores the loss of the mind through mixed media works on paper. Hundreds of forget-me-not flowers that include images of his family members are pinned individually to the walls. These artworks honor his late Great-Grandmother Grace who suffered with Alzheimer’s, and his Grandfather Albert who currently suffers from the same disease. According to Alzheimer’s Association, “More than 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.” This information makes the future seem bleak but hopefully, with scientific breakthroughs, this number can decrease, or perhaps the disease can be stopped and reversed.
100% of sales from Trujillo’s Forget-Me-Not series will be donated to Alzheimer’s Association
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Denver, CO 80204
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm