kirsten nash
In our culture there is a job for art, because we can’t experience reality anywhere else.
Richard Tuttle

I have been contemplating ideas of emptiness, temporality, intimacy, freedom and happiness. These works represent the manifestation of that thought process translated through material and process. Drawing, reflecting, negating, and refining, I am aiming for a raw simplicity and directness that is both in the moment and informed through memory. Working with traditional artists materials, while appropriating the reductive quality of American Minimal and Conceptual painting, I attempt to insert personal and quotidian references, marking lived experience. These works embrace a hand drawn aesthetic and its inherent vulnerability. In the most successful pieces, a tension is created. The viewer is made aware of the delicate balance of his or her reading of the oscillation between the formal properties of the work and personal reverie.