October 14 – 25, 2009
- Dominique Prévost – Substance éphémère
- Noelle Hamlyn – Exuviae
- Pieter Bakker – Ordogenus
Artist Statement – Substance éphémère
Dominique Prévost creates a juxtaposition of colours, patterns and movements suggestive of landscape. The artist’s sensibility revels in the fluid uncertainty of watercolour, Dominique’s medium of choice. Her process focuses on moments and accidents that lead to an orchestration of passages – from ephemeral to substantial.
In her work, stains mark the passing of time and emphasize the pigment’s behaviour on various surfaces. Patterns emerge from these traces and become integral to the paintings. Their geometric configurations allow the colours and the spontaneous gestures of the artist to remain distinct; yet at the same time they meet and activate the surface. She uses handmade paper from Japan (washi) as well as other papers from France and England, each one offering a different set of qualities.