Stanford Art Spaces
February 16, 2007 to April 19, 2007, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Robert Bush
Paintings
Cynthia Lait
Mixed Media Collage & Paintings
Victoria Veedell
Paintings

Epiphyllums © 2007

Alain Muriel © 2007

Calm Flow © 2007


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or

Robert Bush
 
Untitled 2007

Jungles in Brazil, archways in Morocco, windows in France, the waters of Hawaii, and landscapes of the Americas are reflected in the paintings of Robert Bush. Juxtaposing images of abstracted foliage and exotic environments with multilayered textures, transcendent light and the luminescent color of the natural world, Bush draws the viewer into contemplating the complexity of that which is hidden. His works on canvas and silk have been exhibited from Manila and Honolulu to San Diego and San Francisco. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Robert Bush attended Yale University and UC Berkeley. He currently lives and works in the Bay Area.


For more information about Robert Bush, click here.




Cynthia Lait
 
Petits Cachous © 2007

My grandmother passed away in February of 2005 in her hometown of Bayonne, France. She was 91 years old and had survived two world wars, 63 years of marriage, the birth of seven children, the death of two and the birth of eleven grandchildren. I struggled to make sense of all of this. After the funeral, I discovered many photographs, and several handwritten recipe books. How could I better understand this part of my history, and more importantly, how could I make this history a part of my children's history? This body of work documents my attempts to capture my history. Each painting, while capturing a millisecond of someone's life also provides a fresh view into the individuals that shaped my childhood. I use reconstructed family photographs, paints, glazes and hand-written recipes to offer a multi-faceted view of each individual. In my grandmother's kitchen pulsed the heart of her home, whether it was having a snack of bread and chocolate, doing the dishes, inhaling the fragrance of her chocolate cake as it baked, or just having a conversation. The snippets of handwriting you find in many of these paintings were taken from my grandmother's recipe books and letters from my family members. Family echoes accompany my day-to-day experiences and remind me that though these family members may have passed, they are never gone.


For more art by Cynthia Lait, click here.




Victoria Veedell
 
Remembering Patagonia © 2007

Travel is an important component in my work, as it allows me to observe and compare gradients of color, light and atmosphere in different geographic areas. On my most recent travels through India, the Patogonia region of Argentina and Chile and the countryside of Japan, I gathered ideas by making small watercolors of landscapes and taking many photographs, which become my sources of inspiration in my studio. My preferred medium in my studio is oil paint on canvas or wood panel. I begin with a loose underpainting and build up the surface through successive layering and glazing of colors. I react to subsequent layers until an image emerges. As I begin a new series of paintings, I work to create abstractions of the landscapes that transcend the traditional sense of landscape painting and become something more alluring. I dissolve the landscape, leaving only what I consider to be the essence of nature. I continually examine the effects of light, form, beauty and mystery in the natural world. The dramatic effect of light that happens throughout the day sets the mood for the painting and creates a meditative atmosphere. Time of day holds emotional and spiritual possibilities. Nature becomes a source of artistic energy. I fashion images from memory and imagination, implying landscapes not necessarily seen, but felt. My paintings are grounded in a perspective associated with landscape; but rather than mirror the outside world I look inward to reveal the hidden identities and layered relationships that reflect my inner experiences.


For more art by Victoria Veedell, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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