|Tomato Jam by Rebecca Kane, Acrylic on Canvas, 36x36|
|October 21 - 31, 2015|
|Thursday, October 22, 6:00-9:00pm|
|Meet the Artist @ Opening Reception|
|Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm|
Dacia gallery is pleased to present Figments, an exhibition of recent artwork by the abstract expressionist Rebecca Kane. Her series of work is a symphony of vibrant color and texture that explores ethereality of light and its balance with the structure of canvas. The work invites the viewers into a fantasy of prismatic color where walls are transformed into melting landscapes of the figments of imagination.
Rebecca Kane is a visual artist from New York City. Her passion for art originated during childhood while visiting the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Her work is inspired by nature and travel mixed with the unexpected vibrancy of street graffiti and the illusion of abstraction. The bright colors and heavy texture either convey calm or chaos, depending on what inspired her at the work’s conception. She studies with Larry Poons and lives and works in Manhattan.
When I was 4 years old and visited Epcot at Disney World for the first time, I was instantly enamored with a purple dragon named Figment who was the mascot of the Journey Into Imagination Pavilion. Figment taught kids how to explore their imagination and what imagination was, and he has been inspiring me ever since. This series of paintings are an experiment in imagination and exploring the colors of prismatic wavelengths in layers. I’ve always been attracted to the beauty of stained glass and how the differing intensity of the light coming through it changes the hues of the panes throughout the day. My work plays with layering glazes and brushstrokes of color with varying levels of pigment and seeing the effect it creates. When surveying my art I want the viewer to be washed away of thought and to bask in the light of the pigment.