Reiteration IV oil stick, encaustic on panel 30 x 40 x 2 inches 2017
CATHERINE EATON SKINNER, REITERATION
Opening reception Thursday, March 1, 5 - 8 pm
The artist will be in attendance Seattle's 1st Thursday Art Walk
Exhibit concludes March 31, 2018
Reiteration dwells in the realm of the horizontal line:
the boundary between sky and ocean
landscapes of desert and open land
layers of water laid frozen into ice
strata of earth walls with subtle seeps of mineral laden water marks
seismic wavelengths and the tracking of heart rhythms
Using oil stick, encaustic wax and silver leaf, Skinner creates panels that vibrate between opposites: dense blacks and graphite paired with white, ultramarine blue with the palest of grays.
Her array of marks - delicate tracery to heavy incising - echo the basic elements of our natural systems. The work patterns what she sees out of the corner of her eye, beneath footsteps to distant views.