brennie brackett


Opposites Attract, Nexus 2

Pastel,12 x 12”

Stones gathered on the shores of Northern California led me to experiment

with a series of still life set-ups that incorporate a single marble in each of the paintings.

Precariously perched and often looking as it it defies gravity, a smooth transparent marble with it’s intoxicating colors juxtaposes perfectly with

the irregular, rough textured stones. The looping, spiraling, colorful interiors of the marbles appear to float in the clear glass but they, like the stones supporting them, are only a moment away from a perilous nose-dive. Creating this balance involves the ability to hold the tension of the opposites, without going too far in one direction or the other, which btw is unavoidable. Fortunately when the inevitable collapse occurs, as it almost always does, it is possible to re-stabilize things. Sometimes we have to risk going too far in order to know just how far we can go.

Come join me at the Marin Society of Artists for Marin Open Studios, 2019. I will be exhibiting 13 new pastel paintings the weekends of May 4 -5th and May11-12th from 11 am until 6 pm.  I hope to see you there.

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