Drawn to Water
Literally and figuratively Kathrine Cox is drawn to water. Her medium is the pencil and her recent series of large scale drawings explore water in a deeply personal meditation. She describes her drawing “The Waves We Walk On” as being about one’s journey through life. “It’s about time and how we navigate through our experiences. The ongoingness of living – as we do our best to stay afloat navigating the highs and lows. We keep going, step by step, wave to wave.” Ripples of water, swelling waves that crest and build to breaking – hinting at an awareness of something powerful beneath the surface. Cox’s water drawings ultimately bring cleansing, purification and a state of wholeness to both the artist and the viewer in this quiet collection of new work.
The water on our Earth today is the same water that’s been here for nearly 5 billion years. Mitchell’s new series of oil paintings reflect her continued interest in the science of our planet’s water cycle and her attempt to evoke the real sense of awe/sacredness in contemplating this natural process. The idea of “eternal return” in western thought posits an underlying energy or structure that is unwavering and somehow resonates within us.
“I hope to evoke a sense of the beauty and sublimity in our natural systems and, in so doing, become a part of that process.”
Mitchell’s heartbreakingly beautiful paintings go a long way in achieving her goal.
“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop. – Rumi
Previews may be scheduled from September 5th. Private appointments may be scheduled for your convenience. Please call or email Carla Massoni. firstname.lastname@example.org / 410-708-4512
The Cross Street Gallery will be featuring new work by gallery artists in addition to our exhibition at the High Street gallery. Join us for September First Friday at the Cross Street Gallery from 5-7 pm.