- by Katrina Murray
In "Where the Wild Things Are," however, you just might be able to recognize a wild thing or two. Certainly, there is beauty in the gestural playfulness of these painting, the odd color combinations. But then, reading the text supplied by the artist, you realize that these depicted scenes most likely are taking place on the subatomic level.
"My new work is based on particle physics," she says in her artist's statement. "I am fascinated with the Large Hadron Collider and the process of smashing protons and the information that comes from that. I am a maker, not a scientist, but I do meditate on these scientific findings while I make."
The one painting that stands apart from the others in this series remains untitled. In this painting the color contrasts are sharper and the pointillist-like touches of her previous work in this series — as if depicting particles beaming about in a particle accelerator — are gone. Perhaps she was on the verge of a new discovery, a new turn in her work when randomness — an element in human life as well as in particle physics — intruded. She had an auto accident in April that resulted in a brain injury. All proceeds from this exhibition go directly toward offsetting medical expenses while Murray recovers.
Through Aug. 29.
Nancy Lee Designs Studio, Circle City Industrial Complex, email@example.com, 937-1652, by appointment only