Image courtesy of Colleen Blackard

Born and raised in Texas, Colleen Blackard has spent the last decade in New York City, where she maintained a connection to her roots by depicting a personified abandoned Texan barn in paintings, drawings, and monotypes from her Brooklyn studio. This culminated in an extensive body of work navigating the intricacies of memory and longing for the grandeur of the Texas landscape and all of its defining, dramatic weather patterns.

Balancing ethereal beauty and looming disaster, the works mimic an emotional connection and separation from the rural landscape while working in an urban center. Making a return to Texas in the midst of a pandemic, this show is a reflection of the artist’s journey back to one's true self amidst all obstacles.

Blackard’s use of a range of media and signature application methods captures the ability of light to connect humanity’s external and internal landscapes. Given the subdued color palette of each work, differentiation between light originating from the barn and that of the sky is obscured. Nuanced scenes of an event that is either about to take place or just happened emerge. It is precisely this undefined, intangible space that her scenes evoke. Blackard is constantly challenging the range of atmospheric effects possible using dynamic marks and translucent light on a two-dimensional plane.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will remain on display through April 27.

Born and raised in Texas, Colleen Blackard has spent the last decade in New York City, where she maintained a connection to her roots by depicting a personified abandoned Texan barn in paintings, drawings, and monotypes from her Brooklyn studio. This culminated in an extensive body of work navigating the intricacies of memory and longing for the grandeur of the Texas landscape and all of its defining, dramatic weather patterns.

Balancing ethereal beauty and looming disaster, the works mimic an emotional connection and separation from the rural landscape while working in an urban center. Making a return to Texas in the midst of a pandemic, this show is a reflection of the artist’s journey back to one's true self amidst all obstacles.

Blackard’s use of a range of media and signature application methods captures the ability of light to connect humanity’s external and internal landscapes. Given the subdued color palette of each work, differentiation between light originating from the barn and that of the sky is obscured. Nuanced scenes of an event that is either about to take place or just happened emerge. It is precisely this undefined, intangible space that her scenes evoke. Blackard is constantly challenging the range of atmospheric effects possible using dynamic marks and translucent light on a two-dimensional plane.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will remain on display through April 27.

Born and raised in Texas, Colleen Blackard has spent the last decade in New York City, where she maintained a connection to her roots by depicting a personified abandoned Texan barn in paintings, drawings, and monotypes from her Brooklyn studio. This culminated in an extensive body of work navigating the intricacies of memory and longing for the grandeur of the Texas landscape and all of its defining, dramatic weather patterns.

Balancing ethereal beauty and looming disaster, the works mimic an emotional connection and separation from the rural landscape while working in an urban center. Making a return to Texas in the midst of a pandemic, this show is a reflection of the artist’s journey back to one's true self amidst all obstacles.

Blackard’s use of a range of media and signature application methods captures the ability of light to connect humanity’s external and internal landscapes. Given the subdued color palette of each work, differentiation between light originating from the barn and that of the sky is obscured. Nuanced scenes of an event that is either about to take place or just happened emerge. It is precisely this undefined, intangible space that her scenes evoke. Blackard is constantly challenging the range of atmospheric effects possible using dynamic marks and translucent light on a two-dimensional plane.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will remain on display through April 27.

WHEN

WHERE

Redbud Gallery
303 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008
https://www.redbudgallery.com/

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