Sopa Fine Arts is pleased to present Storyline, an exhibition of multimedia works by Jennifer Seymour and new gallery artist Camrose Ducote.
Jennifer Seymour’s iconic cityscapes are given new life in her recent works. With greater attention to atmospheric perspective and vanishing imagery, Seymour’s capturing of seemingly random buildings, provides a narrative sense of sub consciousness that draws the viewer into each horizon. Seymour's sky lines are partially hidden, veiled, & fragmented; incorporating a limited color palette and reducing the original imagery allows the artist to focus on composition, balance and architectural form. Surfaces show shadow and depth through multiple layers. Through Seymour's masterful application of color and detail, she inspires us to create entire storylines around each carefully painted composition. “Inspired by observing, wandering, imagining and remembering, these paintings are records of [her] travels and thoughts.”
While this is Camrose Ducote’s first exhibition with Sopa, she is certainly no newcomer to the art scene. The Colorado native, now living in Vancouver, has an extensive list of exhibitions, as well as permanent collections that include Simon Fraser University, The Vancouver Museum, and a featured artist at the BC Pavilion during Expo ’86. Ducote’s work is a “reflection of [her] ongoing preoccupation with the transient nature of life.” The work shows the journey of geometrical shapes, an allusion to the paths taken in our individual memoirs. Each painting is an expression of the personal within the universal, the cycle further completed when the viewer brings his or her piece of history to add to the heap; recounting history’s journey to the present. Through her collage and intersecting planes of color and shape, and illustrative gestural scoring, Ducote's panels are sure to engage the viewer. While minimalists strive to create artwork that is devoid of symbolism, representation or opinion, Ducote endeavors to acknowledge the paradoxical nature of life in its physical, emotional and spiritual manifestations.
“All the events in a story line particularly rendered towards the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effects; the process of creation drawing a path.”