Centenary: Selections from 100 Paintings for 100 Years
Gallery 81435 (Telluride)
March 1 - April 30, 2018
- Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5-8 pm
Trine Bumiller’s 100 Paintings for 100 Years is a series of 100 paintings that were inspired by a residency during the centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park, but evolved into something much greater, an immersive experience, both in practice and in installation, that points to our human need to record, remember, and reflect. The works are meditations on our relationship to nature, and, through various perspectives, present a deconstructed portrait of the landscape. They advance the dialogue between abstraction and representation, resting somewhere between the two; as if between experience and memory lies true reality.
The oil paintings are painstakingly created with the application of fifty transparent oil glazes, over a year’s time. The soft edges of the paint layers add an additional level of organic form, balanced against the overriding geometric structure and arrangement of the panels. The process itself is a study in abstraction through iterations of focus. The sheer number is an exercise in obsession and perseverance and relates small parts to an infinite whole in many ways: a step becomes a mile, becomes a journey; a moment becomes an hour, a year and 100 years; and a brushstroke becomes a painting, becoming a series of 100 paintings.
Trine Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of both abstract and environmental concerns. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome with the European Honors Program. Trine has had many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Solo shows include the McNichols Building in Denver, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and most recently at the International Arts Festival of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received grants from Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Federation of the Arts and been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Denali National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, artltd., ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and Westword. She is on the board of Denver Art Museum’s DAM Contemporaries. She is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Markel Fine Arts, New York and Zg Gallery, Chicago.
Telluride Arts District
Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at http://www.telluridearts.org
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