power and connection

We pass them by, not even thinking of their significance to our lives. As we photograph, we curse the way they traverse a perfect landscape or clutter our alleyways. Yet the pole and their wires bring us light, telephone, electronic information and mechanization.

They are a metaphor for connectivity and for communication.

I chose to look at them for what they are. I chose to put them in the picture instead of taking them out.

All Paintings in this exhibition are by Kristin Krimmel. They are works in acrylic paint on canvas.

In each painting, I discover things that I did not know. For instance the wires that I thought were all black are in fact varied in colours of white, red, turquoise blue and black. There are ceramic insulators that are a deep burgundy colour and others that are white. Some are glass, in transparent aquamarine. There are more ways to connect and more ways for a line to travel than I had ever suspected.

 

I see that a single wire bending and twisting in the light can change colour just because of  the light source and the shadows which occur.

 

This series is about observation and finding  in the common objects around us. Every painting is a discovery.

This exhibition of all new acrylic paintings by Kristin Krimmel is currently underway at the Fort Gallery at 9048 Glover Road in Fort Langley, B.C.  It runs  October 3 to 21, 2012.

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2 Responses to “power and connection”

  1. Sonya Chasey Says:

    Hi Kristen – An impressive set of paintings. By focusing in on the aspects you choose to draw our attention to, you make the mundane into something beautiful. I suppose that’s what abstraction’s about really. Well done – hope it went well for you . (as you can see it’s a while since I looked here!)

  2. lookingforbeauty Says:

    Hi Sonya, Thanks. The appreciation is what Keeps me going. I really do find mundane things beautiful. But the funny thing is, there’s nothing abstract about it. It’s realism -just not the sort we usually think of. it’s good to hear from you.
    K

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