Karen Thomas and Adonika Jayne
Geometry, Mystery and Pluralism
July 2 – July 18
Thursday July 2 at 7pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 3-7pm
An exploration of Contemporary Printmaking re-thinking the conventional and pushing the boundaries of the traditional mediums of woodcut, linocut, etching, mezzotint, and silk screening in exploring compositional harmony, multiples, emotional resonance, and scale as expressive elements. Marked by a refusal to sacrifice creative expression in a medium that demands technical attention to detail, Geometry, Mystery and Pluralism further explores how innovation and pluralism is integrated through printmaking into multi-disciplined practices of contemporary artists.
About the artists:
Through her explorations in geometric forms, Adonika Jayne seeks to create a sense of tranquility in a world she views as chaotic. The repetitive nature of printmaking and the ability to produce multiples, for Jayne, is a ritualistic experience. As an expression of spirituality, the image and the process are of equal importance. She is inspired by the simplistic beauty of geometry and works to reinterpret the pre-existing space and forms created by patterns and shapes. This is expressed both two dimensionally and through installation work.
Karen Thomas explores the figurative incorporating elements of the abstract in an interdisciplinary approach of painting, collage and printmaking. Through recent explorations in printmaking, ephemeral qualities are explored in a seemingly unyielding medium and printmaking has become a new voice and passion for creative expression.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery
is a DIY community exhibition series which offers a space for local artists working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months.