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"Claire Giblin: Sanctuary - the Peace Paintings"
2005-10-27 until 2005-12-11
Phillips Museum Gallery atFranklin & Marshall College
USA United States of America
"Sanctuary - the Peace Paintings", is a solo exhibition of large acrylic paintings by Lancaster County artist, Claire Giblin at the Rothman Gallery of the Phillips Musuem at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA from October 27 through December 11, 2005. Claire Giblin is a painter who works with acrylic paint and mediums on canvas, paper and acrylic sheet. The artist's abstract and non-representational work is based on the theory that color acts upon us in subliminal ways to affect our spirit, emotions and even our physical health.
Seemingly simple , the paintings reveal complexity, depth and movement which evoke surprisingly personal response in the viewer. She theorizes creative expression is completed by the reception, reaction, and acceptance or rejection by the viewer of the work. Giblin claims this transference of experience is the ultimate truth concerning the importance of art in everyday life and proof of its value in our society.
"I am devoted to painting and contend that, as an expression for the contemporary artist, painting on canvas has not been fully explored. I wish to extend -- to push the parameters of artistic expression, within the confines of a two dimensional plane. In spite of the lure of the diversity of new applications, methods and mediums I continue to use paint, applied with brush and knife on canvas, paper and acrylic sheet. I have experimented with other methods and, though exciting and presenting so many wonderful possibilities, I always return to the brush and to paint -- to me familiar, essential, pure and enigmatic.
"Regarding 'Sanctuary - the Peace Paintings', I am set out to invite the viewer to experience the power of art. Peace begins as an abstract concept, becomes something to be hoped for , and is realized when practiced individually. This exhibition explores the individual's power to experience and to construct reality from the abstract."
Claire Giblin is one of the original members at absolutearts.com, maintaining a portfolio since 2001. View more of her work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/g/giblinart/.
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Width: 39 inches x
Height: 27 inches x
Depth: 1 inches
Price: US$ 750
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