Winter! When will it end?
2014.03.15 01:25:18

SometimesAllThatIsLeftIsTheAnvil - Copy


OK winter. I am ready for spring! Right now the walls are bare as I prepare for my spring cleaning which includes a fresh coat of paint on the walls. The next show is "Working Through" by Jamie Ribisi-Braley. I am looking forward to being surrounded by her work.


Below you will find information about the show from the press release:


The body of work communicates not only working through the process of creating art but also working through chronic pain that can sometimes make creating art a challenge.

Many artists know the feeling of wanting to pack in the brushes but for Jamie it goes further, “As I’m working through the process, I’m also working through chronic pain that makes it difficult to be in the studio as much as I need to be. Namely, migraines dampen my studio practice. Working on these abstract pieces, full of turmoil and quick paced lines of repetitive mark making, is a way for me to work around the pain and let it all hang out.”

As part of working through her process, Jamie creates small sketches which will be included in the show. These studies allow the artist to work through color schemes, composition and movement while remaining finished pieces in their own right. “In my studio there are always at least two paintings going at the same time as well as some small oil sketches on paper or tiny canvases”.

To Jamie, her process is also a statement on how she wants her health to be. She is in control, whether it is reinventing the color and composition, or taking a previously finished painting and completely painting over it. Her process demands that she starts fresh and takes control while she is “searching for the point when it all feels better.”

Tags: jamie Ribisi-Braley | maine artist | oil painting