Sandy Brooke

"Suspended"
August 25 - September 26, 2014


  2014-SandyBrooke-ClimateChange
Climate Change - by Sandy Brooke


Reception

5 to 7 pm, Friday, September 5th with gallery talk at 6 pm.

Exhibit Notes

"Suspended,” featuring paintings by Sandy Brooke, opens today at the Apex Gallery on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

“The work is suspended between the freedom of line and the containment of space,” according to Brooke’s artist statement about the exhibit.

The concept of contradiction is addressed through her body of work. For example, while the painting “Amelia” is brightly colored the viewer is aware of the tragic disappearance of Amelia Earhart. In “Climate Change,” bright happy colors can’t hide the bleak future one may be facing.

Brooke’s dynamic quality is apparent, but what also comes through is her use of color. Moving from somber and moody in some pieces to lively and light in others, she mines images of her many travels with a keen eye towards contemporary culture, the natural world and collective history.

Foremost a painter – her application of paint is lush and varied – Brooke also adds mystery to each image through layers of collage, encaustic, paint stick, graphite and gouache.

archive 2014

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