YOU NEVER KNOW JUST HOW IT LOOKS THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE’S EYES, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, November 16 – December 30. 1947 Palmer Avenue in the Village of Larchmont, NY.
My painting practice is to work with paint pigments suspended in an aqueous mix. I pour sweep, brush, drip, and fling layers of paint. I coax pools of paint into translucent veils of color and layer one over the other. Anchoring these ephemeral elements are gestural marks, stripes and blocks of color.
I focus on the fluidity of water and the natural gestures of plants and trees alongside abstract brush strokes and poured layers of paint. My hand slowly reanimates the twisting and branching line of a tree limb, the subtle curve of a bamboo stalk, or the concentric marks radiating out from a single stone dropped into still water. It recreates for me the original intimacy of the experience of looking.