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2012 Statewide Juried Virtual Showcase (Gallery 11: Judith Krischik | Christine Higgins | Kerstin Engman)


 














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Judith Krischik - Mount Vernon, ME (web) | "Canyon" | Acrylic on Stretched Paper | 14"X18"

Judith Krischik - Mount Vernon, ME (web)
Painter

"Canyon" | Acrylic on Stretched Paper | 14"X18"

Artist Statement: "I begin with a chaos of color and form. It is liberating and frightening at the same time. The chaos is quick, ugly and risky, but also lively, unpredictable and exciting – full of contradictions. It is never satisfying, but only a beginning. It needs to be transformed in a slowed-down process of layering, covering and revealing. The question that weighs on me is how much chaos needs to remain; how much order does the art need to become a whole? I strive for a balance between the two. Art needs harmony, but not one which is a mere standstill. Paul Klee says this about it: 'What we need is an active harmony. This requires deviation. By deviations, we can achieve an active harmony. Not the ultimate harmony, but an active one.' Following Klee's urging, I pursue active harmony through contrasts of transparency and opaqueness in surface, softness and sharpness in line, and complementaries in color." -- Judith Krischik

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Christine Higgins - Readfield, ME (web) | "Summer Blossom" | Monotype and Handmade Paper Collage on Panel | 12”X14”

Christine Higgins - Readfield, ME (web)
Artist Made Paper

"Summer Blossom" | Monotype and Handmade Paper Collage on Panel | 12”X14”

Artist Statement: "The processes of working with fibers for papermaking, and inks for monotypes, parallel my values as a gardener and active observer of nature. There are similarities in the intimate, high touch aspects of both. Creating handmade paper and prints is an extension of my fascination with atmosphere, texture, and pattern. The solitary, quiet time in various surroundings heightens my expressive senses, both internal and external, and becomes manifest in the studio. My art is the assimilation of an accumulative, rooted, and visceral experience. To paraphrase Emerson, it is finding the sublime in the mundane which feeds the soul." --Christine Higgins

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Kerstin Engman - Liberty, ME (web) | "Five Oranges" | Oil on Panel | 14"X18"

Kerstin Engman - Liberty, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Five Oranges" | Oil on Panel | 14"X18"

Artist Statement: "I am particularly interested in minimizing the role of the "story" in the paintings and am asking the viewer to accept less "object". By modifying convention in this way, attention is redirected past identifying what's "going on" in the painting toward how things are happening. These still lifes are about color behavior, compositional structure and simplicity in terms of figure/ground and careful arrangement of information. This purpose creates a delicate aesthetic which is perhaps hard to recognize as so much of the subject matter has been removed." -- Kerstin Engman

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Judith Krischik – Mount Vernon, ME (web)

Painter

"Canyon" | Acrylic on Stretched Paper | 14"X18"

Artist Statement: "I begin with a chaos of color and form. It is liberating and frightening at the same time. The chaos is quick, ugly and risky, but also lively, unpredictable and exciting – full of contradictions. It is never satisfying, but only a beginning. It needs to be transformed in a slowed-down process of layering, covering and revealing. The question that weighs on me is how much chaos needs to remain; how much order does the art need to become a whole? I strive for a balance between the two. Art needs harmony, but not one which is a mere standstill. Paul Klee says this about it: 'What we need is an active harmony. This requires deviation. By deviations, we can achieve an active harmony. Not the ultimate harmony, but an active one.' Following Klee's urging, I pursue active harmony through contrasts of transparency and opaqueness in surface, softness and sharpness in line, and complementaries in color." --Judith Krischik

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Christine Higgins – Readfield, ME (web)

Artist Made Paper

"Summer Blossom" | Monotype and Handmade Paper Collage on Panel | 12”X14”

Artist Statement: "The processes of working with fibers for papermaking, and inks for monotypes, parallel my values as a gardener and active observer of nature. There are similarities in the intimate, high touch aspects of both. Creating handmade paper and prints is an extension of my fascination with atmosphere, texture, and pattern. The solitary, quiet time in various surroundings heightens my expressive senses, both internal and external, and becomes manifest in the studio. My art is the assimilation of an accumulative, rooted, and visceral experience. To paraphrase Emerson, it is finding the sublime in the mundane which feeds the soul." --Christine Higgins

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Kerstin Engman – Liberty, ME (web)

Painter & Sculptor

"Five Oranges" | Oil on Panel | 14"X18"

Artist Statement: "I am particularly interested in minimizing the role of the "story" in the paintings and am asking the viewer to accept less "object". By modifying convention in this way, attention is redirected past identifying what's "going on" in the painting toward how things are happening. These still lifes are about color behavior, compositional structure and simplicity in terms of figure/ground and careful arrangement of information. This purpose creates a delicate aesthetic which is perhaps hard to recognize as so much of the subject matter has been removed." --Kerstin Engman

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