Paula Roland Audrey Phillips
Per Andreas Gursky, we all “read the picture not for what’s really going on there, (but) more for what is going on in our world generally.”
The world economy has been broken and dysfunctional, so we are in a mindset of review and repair. The elections are past, the changes are upon us. What can we offer for constructive reworking?
To accomplish that end, Paula Roland has us view the landscape from above, survey the scene, and contemplate the parts. Is it representational of the world —or of us? She brushes the problems; literally sweeps them up—they are rigid in the natural landscape. At times she shows them overlapped with natural leaf-like shapes.
Audrey Phillips immerses the viewer in lyrical abstraction; action packed gestural paintings full of personal expression. The tension is expressed in opposites; continuous brushstrokes versus choppy accumulation, a cool palette versus warm earthy color, dense color field versus transparent veils. It is moving, to some it is turbulent, but it is always prodding the viewer onward. Onward and upward.