October 19 - November 30, 2019
A solo exhibition featuring work by Aimée Terburg.
“In her new series of paintings Terburg atypically glazes opaque layers of acrylic, a fast-drying paint, only using matte tints of red, yellow and blue in multiple one-hit layers. In the limited time frame she glazes a tint per corner, the first on a black underlayer, leaving no brush markings at first sight. This results in a surface where the colors blend on the canvas, enhanced by the black underlayer shining through. Unpainted colors optically emerge, the sides of the painting reveal the technique, and the chevron pattern in varnish directs the reflection of light. As the viewer moves or surrounding light conditions alter, color nuances change and the pattern appears or disappears.
The skies in the comic series ‘Lucky Luke’ (Morris, 1923 – 2001, Belgium), actual skygazing, gradients of digital color pickers, different meanings of the chevron sign, art genres Color Field or Hard Edge: they all exist parallel in the dynamic of Aimée Terburg’s painting process in this series. It is her encounter of ‘maker – surface – object’ where it leads to a simplicity that catches this. The subtle shifts in perception create an interaction between viewer and work. Terburg’s paintings invite taking different distances and angles, leaving behind linguistic definitions of color or genre; highlighting the moment of perception itself.”
Opening: October 19, 2019 | 6–8 pm
3508 Lake Street
Houston, 77098 TX