Search and Rescue. Repeat.
"Search and Rescue. Repeat." is one painting in a series of works, experimenting with hand-painted areas that appear printed, and printed areas that appear hand-painted. Imagery inspired by fairy tales, and everyday life. (Title inspired by war maneuver and shampoo instructions.) Oil on canvas. 42” x 60”
Mesostic Variation/ FLW Usonian
"Mesostic Variation" is one in a series of sight-specific works, created as a private commission for a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home. Inspired by John Cage's method for using words in a text to create "oral music," this piece uses words of images in the same way, to create a painting composition. Acrylic on canvas . 42" x 60"
After researching composition methods of John Cage, I started an extensive series of works, using layers of transparent inks. Imagery inspired by suburban life, and urban planning... The process and results speak of rhythm, as in music and poetry. Water-based ink on linen . 20" x 28"
Sex and Square Footage
The rhythm of layering transparent colors, and research of density versus sprawl in developing cities, informs a series of "Legs." Each set of legs holds up a landscape of imagery, inspired by histories of development in American cities. Here, "Sex and Square Footage" looks to Chicago. Acrylic on canvas . 42" x 60"
Henriksen Butler/ HMI Showroom
Concept and imagery for the site-specific artwork in Henriksen/Butler’s Las Vegas HMI Showroom, owes inspiration to the quiet strength of mountains that surround a city of noise. Form of the imagery is modern in philosophy and post-modern in application. A relief of vertical wood pieces, following the contour line of a nearby mountain range, are painted exactly as the wall for a minimal but powerful solution to visually disarticulate space. Painted wood installation, spanning 390."
Concentration for Herman Miller
Promoting interaction is the concept behind my creating an adult-scale Concentration Game. Movable parts invite workers, and visitors to play and find “matches” of painted and silkscreened images from Herman Miller, Inc., and popular culture. The bigger concept of “Work/Play” continues down this hallway as areas of painted color, inspired by the playful paintings of Ray Eames. Painted and finished wood (in 3 species) 60" x 216"
How to describe "What happened?" after the ephemeral fulfills its definition, leads to writing and imagery becoming art as a method of storytelling. Paper . 8.5" x 11"
Brain and Spine Center
Identity of the Brain and Spine Center as a place for healing and not merely a medical facility unfolds when viewing room after room of cognitively stimulating, and visually beautiful images of nature. Abstracted and photographic layers in the art mimic shapes and lines found in both body, and nature. Here, a painted landscape of indigenous trees continues on an interior wall, from an exterior view of Oaks and Birches through a nearby window. Acrylic on wood . 30" x 360"
Every day we encounter space. We move around in it, create it, seek it, find it, and lose it again.
The aesthetics in this selected group of painted works are undoubtedly, informed by my design background and the dynamics that enter into creating spaces for people to live and work.
- Rebecca Klobucher