Kirby Fredendall: Horizon Lines
Exhibition on view until: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
These dynamic combinations of light, shape, pattern. and color inspire the images that I paint. I enjoy the manipulation of paint and how that process in itself contributes to the life and form of the final image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the slow movement of rain laden clouds across the sky. Areas of sky, water, and land are knit together to represent their seamless interaction under the common conditions of weather and time. Colors are intentionally juxtaposed to create passages that are beautifully compelling.
The lake, for me, is a metaphor for the constantly changing energy of our relationship with not only ourselves, but also with those around us and with our environment. My paintings are a visual exploration of the unbreakable but changeable connections that exist between forces both within us and without.