Open Question by Karin Kempe and Lydia Riegle
May 17 - June 9, 2018
- Third Friday artists’ reception: May 18 from 6-9pm
- Art of Brunch: Sunday May 27 from 11am-3pm
- First Friday Art Walk: June 1 from 6-9pm
Lydia Riegle, Night Music, acrylic and oil on canvas, 48” x 36” www.lydiariegle.com
The creative process is an encounter with the unknown, opening a door to intimacy with new ways of seeing to make something both beautiful and challenging.
Stepping into a process of discovery, we know that chance, the imprint of tools and materials, and maintaining an innocent mind all lead us into new territory. Each piece embodies an open question living into the answer of this moment and an individual dialogue with you, the viewer.
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Karin Kempe: Artist Statement
Throughout the challenges of this past year, Karin Kempe has found painting to be a place of refuge where the beautiful and mysterious are born through chance and good fortune…where she is willing to be courageous and move beyond her stiff habits allowing color and form emerge in unique ways that she had not imagined. It’s like wiping off a mirror and discovering one’s own face, but a face not seen before. Each painting surprises, like a new flower pushing through snow and ice. It’s said that the realization of the Way is the experience of intimacy with the ten thousand things. Letting each piece grow as an open question, unplanned and unanticipated, takes Kempe in to that flow.
Lydia Riegle: Artist Statement
Curious by nature, Lydia Riegle is fascinated with outcomes from using different materials, tools and processes. Her work is very much asking the question, exploring the idea and then discovering the wonder that often results.
Recently, she added printmaking as a way to inform her painting. Happily, Riegle found that one informs the other bringing to life new ideas, new directions, and new questions. Her work is often complex creating a first impression which leads to further examination. Often, questions are layered resulting in ongoing decisions until the surface is covered. Other times, a single observation or question leads to strong minimal mark-making. Throughout it all, she is intimate with the discovery process and the beauty of the outcome.
Riegle finds inspiration in living a life fully engaged- family, travel, new experiences, beauty are but a few that contribute to a creative life, fully present.
SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.