Terri Rolland makes small paintings and collages out of clay and acrylic paint. They have a playful and subtle quality to them, and there is a meditative rigor in the way she lets the medium guide her process.
“I work with elemental and honed images: drawn outlines of squares and blocks sink into the clay and call for more layers until the right final drawing is accepted. The repeated images become a group, or cluster, as the panels are assembled and the painting comes together. These are groups of basic elements and quantities, humble monuments to continuity, standing together resolutely. They have a right to be there, things are fair. What I am looking for is not refinement, but a felt sense of rawness and informality - and sometimes mischief. I want to represent things barely visible or valued, but completely present and essential.” Terri's exhibition will run through June 8.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY MAY 14, 6-8PM
Santa Fe Collective
1114 Hickox Street, Suite G
image: Terri Rolland, Seven Intentions