March 31 – April 30, 2017
Gibbs Street Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 31, 7 – 9 PM
Workshop: Painting: Color and the Senses
Thursday, April 6, 7 – 9 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2 – 4 PMhttps://www.visartscenter.org/event/artist-led-workshop-color-and-the-senses/ https://www.visartscenter.org/event/artist-led-workshop-color-and-the-senses-2/
Inspired by wind moving across water, Diane Szczepaniak presents a suite of eleven large watercolor paintings and sculptures that explore the ways color, light, and movement fill space. Szczepaniak’s paintings evolve from multiple thin watery layers of color. Her sculptures are made of stacked colored or clear glass that allow light to travel through. With this exhibition she continues her long investigation of the relationship between the senses and the perception of forms in space. Her process and choices of materials allow for gradually tuning sensual experience into visible, tangible manifestations that hum with the energy of that initial experience. “When successful, the space in the painting becomes a sense experience that eludes description,” she states, “but is felt in the body.”
Szczepaniak presents a workshop titled Painting: Color and the Senses at VisArts. To sign up for the workshop, click here.
About the Artist: Diane Szczepaniak (born Detroit, Michigan) has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She was a finalist for the Trawick Prize in Bethesda, Maryland in 2012 and was awarded an Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts: Sculpture from the Maryland State Arts Council. She has presented annual workshops exploring color, perception, and space to the Dudley Fellows at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work is in numerous private and public collections.