Beth Brown is a visual and sound artist, composer and musician practicing in Baltimore, Maryland. Her visual and sound pieces share a conceptual common thread of accumulation and texture as a means for creating complex systems that function as development of a language throughout her bodies of work. Through her individual drawings and sound pieces, installations, and albums, Brown explores the universal need to relate and problem-solve using an abstract vocabulary she has been generating with marks and sounds as her signifiers. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work.
A Sense of Purpose. Oil on canvas, 167x112cm (2011) Connections. Oil on canvas, 167x112cm (2011)
Lesley Oldaker explores the transient nature, purpose and interconnecting relationships of random moving figurative groupings and their interaction with the space around them. Expressing a personal response to co-occupying the space communicates a sense of displacement and a question of belonging and relevance within that space. The work originates from drawing, photographic and printing studies, which enables the abstraction of the essence of form, space and colour for the paintings. Initial washes of inks and acrylics create the sense of structure, negative space and perspective. Oil paint, the main medium, communicates more desirably the sense of continual movement and fluidity of the form within the work. Painterly mark making, limited colour pallet and a large canvas enhances the suggestion of mood and place, creating a more engaging visual experience and encourages the viewer to explore further, the form and space of the painting. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work.