Foundry Gallery Presents Cristy West The Language of Marks

By Editorial Team on December 1, 2020

Fri, 04 December 2020 - Sun, 27 December 2020

Cristy West, Notes for a Poem About the Meaning of Life – 20 x 20 – mixed media on paper.
On View: December 4 to December 27

“I’m fascinated by marks,” says Cristy West. “Runes and petroglyphs, the scripts of other languages, children’s drawings—all these point to meanings I don’t quite understand. And yet marks can have an authority that everyday words and representational painting may lack. They are our most authentic, direct form of visual expression. My intent in this recent work is to follow the mark, to layer and strip away and find the hidden meaning of each piece. I am pleased if the result evokes tensions held in balance, with more lurking beneath the surface. It is painting as discovery.”

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