In anticipation of their upcoming exhibition, 'Reminiscent of a Place' we visited the studios of Jamie Jardine and Carol Finkbeiner Thomas. The exhibition opens August 22nd 2017.
We asked Jamie what inspired this exciting, abstracted new body of work. He told us, "the paintings in this show reflect an honest urge to use my materials of choice... colours... and textures. After years of painting landscapes I discover moments of what appears to be rebellion. Upon further analysis, I realize I am just following my instinct."
"I am often more interested in the marks on the canvas than I am in accurate reflection of a scene, and landscapes have proven to be a perfectly forgiving subject suitable for that kind of exploration. I enjoy using non-traditional tools when painting. I like the change in mark making that occurs when I use a roller, cloth or old bit of plastic to apply or remove the paint. Making sgraffito marks with a sharp tool, applying the paint with the hands or any other random tools provide a variety of effects that can convey a sense of interest, something unexpected or something that reads true.”
Reminiscent of a Place opens August 22nd and continues until September 9th 2017. A reception will be held Thursday August 24th, and an Artist Talk on Wednesday August 30th, both at 7pm.