Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kathryn Manry (Reflection: the Sierras - California)

Kathryn Manry
Reflection: the Sierras - California
oil on canvas
27.5 x 29"

The water series examines the many faces of this natural element in its variety of forms – which may be the calm, reflective surface of lake, the wave forms on the ocean... My task is to identify the natural dynamic that produces this interesting watery form or design in nature, and to then translate that into paint, working with compositional choices to portray the inherent visual qualities of water. “Clipped out” from the natural environment, I enjoy how these images can flip back and forth between a fairly literal depiction of a watery scene and, if the reference to the source is set aside, a very abstract composition. Kathryn Manry's exhibition "The Nature of Water" will be exhibited at the VAAA Gallery in Edmonton from February 24th to March 26th, 2011.