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"Katrina Lodge: Selected Works"
2001-06-21 until 2001-07-29
Epistrofi Gallery
Athens, , GR Greece

Katrina Lodge's paintings are two-dimensional representations of the remarkable three-dimensional characteristics of color's behavior. An investigation that she has pursued for over a decade and it is foreseen that it will continue for at least another as the relationships between colors are inexhaustible in their variations. A similar situation is found in the obvious complexity of human relationships and their infinite combinations, hence making her prismatic abstractions a very real reflection of reality. A vision between abstraction and realism is too often made and the work attempts to lessen that distance using the medium of color.

Lodge's work of spectral abstraction stems from early modern abstraction with major influences from Russian Constructivism and Suprematism, Op art pioneer Victor Vasarelly and the work of Bridget Riley. Parallel influences from Eastern textiles and religions have also been a source of interest along with the acknowledgement of the enormous complexity of the human spirit and psyche. The works address these concepts with a kindred friendliness and lightness of being that explores the language of abstraction in decorative surface.

The process of making these paintings is simple and cyclical. Each painting provides the basis for the next. It is a continuous action where there is no exact beginning or end but an on going commitment to the understanding and observation of the tools of vision. The painting's simple constructions allow the quintessential elements of sight and color to perform their theater on the canvas' stage. Greek drama, ballet and symphonies are all present in the versatility of these paintings. Each having its own energy and variations of vibrancy. These often screaming arrangements arrive at loud harmonies of chromatic sensations, each the result of the same inquiry with different juxtapositions. Their produce being variable degrees of static and dynamic pulsation and movement that then lead to further, more informed inquiries and in a sense, the utopian ideals of subsistence are practiced............the circle reigns.

IMAGE:
Katrina Lodge
Pop II, 2001
Acrylic on Canvas
1.20m x 1.80m


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