And it gave me a chance to talk to people about the work, too. The open exchange of ideas is always stimulating and this night was no exception.
A Little Bit about “Apron Stirrings”
For the last several years, I have experimented with abstraction and ways to communicate in my paintings without being anchored by traditional representations of subjects.
In “Apron Stirrings” you see part of my experimentation. Only two things remain constant in this series: a very real subject (Bill Park’s printing apron) and a limited palette (Cadmium Yellow, Quinacrodone Red, and Pthalo Blue). From there, I let the paintings flow and develop over the course of a year.
Communication involves not only the artist, but the viewer. What you see and how you experience the relationships in the paintings is part of your personal life story. There is no right or wrong story and I love that!
Although the series started with an apron, the paintings are not about aprons at all. They are about the complex dynamics of relationships. This is what stirs beneath the aprons.
In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery presents
Katherine van Schoonhoven
April 4 -- 27, 2014
2025 SE Jefferson Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222