Full Circle

In ARTBAR’s exhibition, Full Circle, Laura Gurton will show her paintings along side her digital art on paper as well as her new endeavors with reliefs and sculpture.
 
Gurton’s paintings from her Unknown Species Series consists of concentric circular lines and colors that mimic pieces of agate, rings inside of trees, mold, other patterns in nature and most importantly microscopic cells.
 
Her way of applying paint remains constant from painting to painting, and yet, as in nature, great variety is found in her paintings. This variety can be seen in choice of colors, the relative density of her signature circular forms in different areas of the compositions, and the overall flow of imagery; some paintings seeming tranquil, others highly energized. Some are centered, others a field of imagery edge to edge.
 
She sees the shapes with their concentric circles as a representative for time itself, displaying their growth like the rings in a tree which comes with age. When they overlap each other, they display the passage of time in layers.
 
Gurton’s digital art, the Bits and Pieces series, developed directly from photographic images of her paintings. She became intrigued with the complex patterns that developed by manipulating the image as well as appreciating being able to see how the same image would look in a variety of color combinations. She has created new compositions using sections and details from previous paintings which some times becomes an archival limited edition and sometimes she paints on top of the printed digital work with a variety of mixed media creating new one of a kind works of art.
 
In Three Dimensions, Gurton’s series of painted reliefs and sculptures contain the same concentric circular lines and colors that she has used in her paintings. Creating the same concentric circles in three dimensions emphasizes the growth of these shapes and growth of all living organisms. They vary in size representing the variety in our world and representing our own growth from the beginning of life to a baby, child and adult.
 
The cellular shapes in all her paintings, digital art and sculptures, echoing naturally occurring shapes, provide the rhythms of life and existence. Ultimately, Laura Gurton strives for her work to be a highly expressive representation of nature’s beauty in its primary elements.
 
This is going to be an exhibit you won't want to miss!! We will also have some new wines and a new panini available at the bar!
 
This exhibit runs from May 5th - May 26th, for other events this month check out our website, www.artbargallery.com.