Taylor Fine Art hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition PORTAL by Janice Freeman. The conversation takes place on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 3-5pm. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2023. See RSVP info below.
Janice Freeman Art Talk
“I see each painting as a portal in life, a gateway to new experiences and perspectives, triggered by simple conversations or significant milestones. It fascinates me how viewers connect with my concepts and ideas. Some have shared their transformative moments, mentioning memories and emotions related to their own personal portals. Others find inspiration in the visual spectacle, colorations and the idea of constant growth the work conveys. I believe this multiplicity of interpretations adds further richness to the experience.”
She continues…”These Organic Abstractions seek to push the boundaries of my imagination and create works that invite the unleashing of emotions and imaginings, perhaps inspiring narratives that embrace the transformative nature of life.”
The artist has created throughout their career, various mediums, as well as uncanny landscapes set in vibrant colors. The large-scale works for ‘Portal’ are such examples, from the vivid hues of oil to the flowing qualities of watercolor as a way to further enhance the quintessential characteristics of her style.
In an accumulation of abstract, figurative, and surrealist forms Freeman creates an inviting world of her own. In her vision, landscapes inhabited with scenes of flora and fauna traverse to a transient state, becoming altered to the point where the familiar becomes unfamiliar. Within her large works, color seems to bloom into saturated hues of magenta and flame-orange that envelop one’s field of vision, taking the viewer into a dreamscape constantly shifting with every passing glance of flowing forms.
In the journey which the pieces entice the viewer to begin, Janice Freeman’s work turns into a vehicle in developing a deeper sense of consciousness, further embedding a deeper sense of meaning within the ripples and painted patterns. It is in this entrancing quality, both visually and internally, which pull the viewers of Freeman’s work deeper into the journeys within the portals she creates. Bio and Link to Images Below.
More about the Artist
Janice Freeman works in a wide variety of mediums, including oil, collage, monotypes, encaustic and sculpture. She has described herself as a colorist first. She graduated from HSPVA, and also received a BFA from the University of Texas. The artist established a studio in Dallas, exhibiting at the Edith Baker Gallery and Dallas Museum of Art. Freeman has exhibited her work widely in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. She has also exhibited at Museo Regional de Querétaro, Gallery Nord in San Antonio as well as many others in Texas, LA. Her artworks have been acquired by the San Antonio Museum of Art, and Lone Star College.
On view: October 7, 2023 – November 5, 2023
What: PORTAL, Janice Freeman, Art Talk
Where: Taylor Fine Art, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City, Ca 90232
When: November 3, 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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