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Audra Weaser: True North    Apr 20 - Jun 1, 2013

Blue Spell
Audra Weaser
Blue Spell, 2013
 
Gold Grace
Audra Weaser
Gold Grace, 2013
 
Green Surround
Audra Weaser
Green Surround, 2013
 
Hot House
Audra Weaser
Hot House, 2013
 
In Sleep
Audra Weaser
In Sleep, 2013
 
Moon Shine
Audra Weaser
Moon Shine, 2013
 
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Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present True North, an exhibition of new work by Audra Weaser. There will be a reception for the artist Saturday, April 20, 5- 7 PM.

In True North, Audra Weaser continues her investigation into abstraction, filtered through the artist’s experiences in nature and personal memories. While Weaser’s paintings read as landscapes, her approach rests in the realm of abstraction, where intuition and material process play off one another. Through her rigorous layering and reductive process, Weaser strikes a balance between a Turner-like notion of the sublime forces in nature, with the visual and technical intents similar to the French impressionists.

Weaser creates her work by layering numerous coats of specially mixed acrylic and then excavating through a top layer of white. Flecks and sparks of pigment emerge through chalky white paint, creating the suggestion of a distant landscape or light reflecting on rippling water, striking against a frozen plane or breaking through a misty forest. Each painting resonates a distinct emotional pitch driven by a limited palette and varied scales. Dominating the exhibition is a 6 x 16 ft mural-like painting. The piece has an all-enveloping feeling, where the physicality of paint and hazy landscape equally guide the viewing experience.

“In True North,” the artist states, “the part of art making that fascinates me the most is the unknown - not knowing how one glaze over another color will look in the outcome. Instinctively things get off balance, which for me is the perfection of the moment of being lost. It is being present in that time; so as to trust in your next move. My paintings are a desire to experience the extraordinary and reconnect to the unseen through painting as a poetic experience."

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