Three Roads to Abstraction
Three Roads To Abstraction
Works by Diane Huff, Lorna Filippini and Gail Suttelle
June 1st through June 30th 2018
Opening Reception Saturday, June 2nd 5-8 pm
The exhibition features the work of three artists: Diane Huff, Gail Suttelle, and Lorna Filippini. They became friends through their art and shared a critique group for six very productive years.
Diane Huff : "I see or discover a new material or use of old ( known) materials, that triggers something in my black box, 'how did they do that, where can this take my art', and then the work starts. Exploration, mastery, joy and flow along the way."
Gail Sutelle: "I was drawn to painting during the 1970’s in New Mexico when Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin and Fritz Scholder were exhibiting their work in Santa Fe and Taos. Love of Native American Art grounded me in early forms of creation. Visits to museums in Mexico opened my eyes to exotic statements of passion and politics.
Self taught, a risky admission, my paintings evolved enough to hang work in Albuquerque galleries. Year 2000, I returned to Chicago and enrolled in the school of the Art Institute. I completed their Certificate in Painting Program.
My years painting there were enriching on multiple levels. The museum itself, teachers and student friends, filled my life with challenge and joy. I continue to belong to a critique group, formed there, which questions me and supports continued exploration."
Lorna Filippini: I take inspiration from my environs. I photograph and alter chosen images in Photoshop to better reflect my impressions.
Starting from this image I attempt to recapture, interpret and share my reaction to the light, movement, beauty and mystery of our world.