Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inside and Out

new work by Ray-Mel Cornelius at Norwood-Flynn Gallery.  Made it in time to see Ray-Mel's exhibition before it closed. 
I picked up the artist statement at the gallery:
Wild Life/Still Life
Those two terms wouldn't seem to have much in common except the word "Life".  But they reflect two of my personal interests, the experience of nature and the impulse to collect and display.  We take our world out into nature, sometimes to its detriment, and bring the natural world in to recreate our adventures in it.
This body of work explores what I have seen while encountering nature and what I have tried to bring home and live with in an attempt to recreate that experience.  My usual interests in color, texture, composition and scale are also satisfied in the  process of making paintings based on these considerations.
Ray-Mel Cornelius
Of the small paintings this one was my favorite of the exhibition.  Titled "Invented Wildflower", it is a 6x6 inch acrylic on panel.  Just simple pleasure.  

"Yellowjackets" acrylic on panel, 6x6 inches

A wonderful work on paper - I should have been early to the opening!
"Jackrabbit" 11x9 inches, pencil on paper

An enjoyable show Ray-Mel!

1 comment:

Ray-Mel Cornelius said...

Thanks for coming by and for your good words! Always appreciated. We hope to see you soon out on the art rounds or anywhere else we can.