Norwood Flynn Gallery has extended the show “Painted Forest,” featuring paintings by Denise Fulton, an Austin artist new to the gallery, throughSaturday, July 27. Also showing will be Gallery Artists, including a new talent, Melissa Klotz, a Masters Candidate in Fine Arts at Houston Baptist University. All shows are free and open to the public. The public may call 214-351-3318 or visit www.norwoodflynngallery.com for information.
Artist Statement/Denise Fulton:
“The trees around Texas inspire my most recent series. I see each tree as having a distinct personality, which informs the composition and color choices. The works are done in acrylic on panel. I paint in thin layers and use found objects (e.g. cloth, combs, sticks) to lift out or scratch in patterns. The images have a gauzy translucency that feels a bit like watercolor while the palate, in contrast, is jarringly bright and saturated.”
About the Artist-Denise Fulton:
The subject of this current body of work is the light in nature. These recent works manifest the luminous light seen in the world and embellished by imagination. The paintings do not simply copy the natural world in exactness, but contain colors and scenes of an inventive nature. The paintings glow with a light emanating from a specified area in the composition, such as a corner of the sky or section of the woods. The light is metaphor for hope and reveals the beauty and complexity of nature. The subject matter is both figurative and abstract. The paintings explore the patterns of color that arise from processes of a plastic nature that facilitate a surface of visual richness, such as pooling, blotting, brushing, and scraping. These paintings evolve from a chiaroscuro colorfully grayed structure wherein white becomes a transformative and ethereal hue. Color flows through the contour of white, black, and colorful gray hues. The tree is a thematic structure that repeats in several works representing the archetypal cycles of life, death, and resurrection. These recent paintings battle to maintain clarity of natural form, while shedding specific contours towards the betterment of the imagined to reveal the transcendent and sublime.
About the Artist- Melissa Klotz:
Melissa, from Sugarland, Texas, is a current candidate for her Master of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Painting and a minor in drawing and at Houston Baptist University, in Houston, Texas. This is her debut in the professional world of art and we welcome her!
About Norwood Flynn Gallery:
Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940’s cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists. The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.
Norwood Flynn Gallery – Sue Flynn, Owner
3318 Shorecrest, Dallas, Texas 75235
NFG is a member of DADA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: Noon – 5:30 p.m. And by appointment