Creature in Motion by Janice Gossman

Type: 2023 Member Show - Yesterday Today Tomorrow
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Creature in Motion by Janice Gossman

Medium: acrylic paint on canvas
36 x 24 inches

Artist Statement: I did this while listening to Miles Davis' album Agharta. I allowed the music to come through me onto the canvas. The final product seems to show energy and motion, and is a kind of record of the passage of time while I had been "in the moment" doing the painting. If the viewer gazes at it for a while, parts might start to appear 3D, and areas might begin to look like creatures or a creature in motion, changing.

Bio: For years, I have been exploring ways in which I can use various techniques and materials to create images, objects, and environments in which the ordinary may become mysterious, and through which the viewer might be left with something unresolved. Much of my work involves portraiture since a person as subject matter can bring about a direct and immediate response. My representational pieces tend to be of people and animals. Sometimes I break down subjects or objects, and reassemble them into something new that is no longer identifiable, but which still has recognizable elements. At times, I cover selected areas of representational images with abstractions. Recently, I have been improvising abstract drawings and paintings with continuous lines or rhythmic brushstrokes coinciding with music. My favorite music for this process is music by Funkadelic and by Miles Davis. Not always, but usually, I try to incorporate humor into my artwork, and I always hope to invoke the viewer’s curiosity.

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