Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that abstract artist Graehound has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.
Graehound's latest two-dimensional work is an attempt to reconcile multiple styles, media, and emotions in a distillation of personal perspective through curious, bizarre, or disturbing subject matter that deals with disability and the loss of control associated with it. Systems that break and the artificiality of boundaries fascinate her.
The images curated here span three years of image development that has gradually mutated from chaotic masses of simplified biological matter to formalist exercises in color and shape within an emotionally neutral, atmospheric, and largely abstracted space only defined by meticulous delineation. The physical, two-dimensional area of the newest drawings is intentionally curved and regular without the rectilinear edges that so often dictate a flat surface as being an Artwork and therefore Important, while lending a sense of false portraiture to the picture plane by calling to mind the general layout of commercial photo frames.
These images are pictorial guidelines for demonstrating how to “see” space in more distinct, intentional layers without preordaining them as such, like a printmaker, and offer a place of emotional rest within a contrastingly busy visual location.
Perpetually interested in recognizing and developing new outlets for expression, Graehound has been included in national and international exhibitions and publications regarding her work in several different media, particularly drawing and beadwork.
She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in Drawing and is currently enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studio Art Masters program at Goddard College.
Her website is www.graehound.com