Friday, February 27, 2009

Kip Deeds, Angela White, and Tinam Valk

The Alasktic Print Series, Mappings, and Passages
March 5- March 28, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2009 5-8PM

Angela White, Point Lobos, CA, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

Three artists…three adventures. From Alaska to Mexico, Europe, California and back…three artists merge together to display their journeys. Using paper and canvas as their map, their journeys are drawn by means of relief print, screen print, encaustic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, modeling paste, charcoal and other mixed media. Together they share three exhibitions: The Alasktic Print Series, Mappings, and Passages.

“The Alasktic Print Series” takes you on a journey from Mexico to Alaska through the eyes of Philadelphian artist, Kip Deeds. This project was initially inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige’s 1834 print series, “53 Stations on the Tokaido,” which depicts scenes along the famous eastern sea road in Japan. Deeds’ journey at times traces Lewis and Clark, depicts John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, and moves to the lyrics of Woody Guthrie. A series of 15 relief and screen prints makes up “The Alasktic Series”.

Angela White’s “Mappings” fuses translucent layers of luminous and encaustic surfaces that creates visual depth and density in her work from trips to our west and east coasts. White’s love of natural landscapes reflects a desire to show constant movement and natural rhythm. The seascapes and landscapes are created using mixed media, oil paints, and are occasionally embedded with gold and silver leaf covered with iridescent oil paints.

Tinam Valk’s “Passages” through layers…layers of history, structures, statues, architecture. Tinam has traveled extensively to Europe, East Africa, South America but retreats annually to Hunting Island, SC for a constant source of inspiration. Painting’s fueled through memory or visits to old estates, Valk’s architecture-related paintings originate from modeling paste, acrylic, oils, charcoal, pencil, and pastel.

H&F Fine Arts Gallery
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

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