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Rachel Stiff: Solo Exhibition

  • 11/11/2021
  • 9am - 5pm Mon-Thurs, 9am - 3pm Fri, 11am - 3pm Sat
  • Willard Arts Center

November 11, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Gallery Reception with the artist on Thursday, November 11, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm • Refreshments will be served • Free and open to the public

Artist Statement

High Gradient

Space is what interests me most. The West has a lot to offer. From the outskirts of town, one can examine the composition of a city and its relationship with surrounding landforms. There are endless variations of color and light, depending on exact location and time of day.

Through painting I frame the modern West; exit ramps serve sunsets to go and mysterious bluffs quietly exhibit the beauty of perspective from the grocery store parking lot. Working intuitively at first, I allow each painting to develop. The partnership between the painting and myself progresses, as does the importance of decision-making. Mistakes, deliberate forms, controlled spills and the culling of positive and negative space are the end result.

- Rachel Stiff