Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2 from 5pm to 8pm
“I am an intuitive abstract artist painting less what is visible and more what is felt,” says Hester Ohbi. “I love color, and for this show was especially drawn to ultramarine, so bright and so profound – originally made from lapis lazuli. It has been said that blue signifies peace, calm and spirituality. In paintings and sculpture the Mother of God has almost always been depicted as wearing a blue gown and blue is the color of Heaven.
“A dominant theme in my work is change, the birth and death of all things. Some paintings contain fragments that have the fleeting nature of mental events. Some contain a horizon that as I paint feels like a shift into another state of consciousness. And these changes of color and awareness are filtered through blues.”
Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Visit the gallery online at www.foundrygallery.org or reach the gallery by phone at (202) 232-0203.