Flowers is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings
and prints by the British artist Carol Robertson, titled Color
Stream. The exhibition will run from September 7th through October
13th, 2012, with an opening reception for the artist on Thursday,
September 6th, from 6 to 8pm. A new catalogue with an essay by
writer and art historian Chris Yetton will be available. As I get
older I find my relationship with the world has changed. The
self-assured certainty that used to fix things in place has gone.
My work has moved from contained architectonic stability to a state
of flux and impermanence. I paint about chance encounters, fleeting
impressions, an ephemeral speeded-up world. As a non-figurative
artist I don't seek to replicate the way the world looks but my
work is never disconnected from it.
- Carol Robertson
Robertson's recent work reveals a process of richly stained and
poured grounds contrasted by intensely colored, compass-drawn arcs
and circles. Unstructured color fields create atmospheric spatial
environments for carefully painted over-detail: arcs collide and
cross over in their individual orbits, traversing the paintings
like light trails, while recording connective flashes of chance and
coincidence. Robertson has become less interested in fixed enduring
motifs and presently responds more to notions of transience and change.