“Progression” New Works by Paula Cahill
Crane Arts Building, through May 26th
In “Progression” we see Paula Cahill return to her “Calligraphy Series” with a playful eye on twenty-first century color, movement, and metaphor. Compositions, often created with one continuous line, meander, change color, move forward, backward, and sometimes off the page. Cahill describes her paintings as a metaphor for progress, a process integral to civilization. The painting experience is immersive for this artist and she wishes her viewers their own moments of immersion and contemplation as they move through the composition.
“Line and calligraphy have served as a record of that which is seen and heard for thousands of years. Opportunities to observe and record movement, edges, or sound with line surround me. By visually following the movements and edges of form and creating a written record, I form the catalysts for my paintings. Compositions are often created with a single, continuous line that meanders, changes color, moves backward, forward, or connects back to the beginning. Advancing through the painting process is a contemplative, immersive process and I wish the viewer their own momentary immersion as they progress through the composition. I see the paintings as a metaphor for progression, a process integral to individual lives and civilization as a whole. Every day, I ask myself what it means to use line as a form of artistic expression in the twenty-first century.” Paula Cahill Artist Statement
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 6:00 or by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org for a private appointment.
Second Thursday Reception: May 11th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-3803
Crane Arts Building Mission:
- Creating a unique community that encourages and supports artistic production by both emerging and established artists.
- Assisting the development and growth of Philadelphia’s creative resources, assets, and potential.
- Creating a unique location for certain creativity-based businesses to thrive alongside the vibrant, Crane Arts community.
- Providing unique space for the visual and performing arts to showcase events on a local, regional, and national scale.
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