Symphony in H2O
The Old Fire Station Gallery
395 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe, Qld., 4020
July 11 - August 5, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
'Sense of Soul'
Joanne Power Cotton
CURATED in consultation with the
FIRE STATION GALLERY
Water has soul - we are soul.
In the natural landscape, the movement and flow of water can stir emotions in the viewer in the very same way a musical composition is able to. Just like a symphony orchestra has four movements, with each one able to evoke different feelings or moods, Symphony in H2O will interpret through visual art, four sub-themes resembling the structure of a symphonic musical piece.
“Fascinating details” (playful, explorative, discovery)
“Hypnotic calm” (peaceful, meditative, sentimental)
“Powerful force” (energetic, forceful, rushing)
“The wider picture” (majestic, inclusive, stately)
Awaken the soul by exploring your response to each artist’s interpretation of water’s ‘movement’… and then take the plunge into the collective symphonic experience.
Works exhibited by Joanne Power Cotton
Art is a strong contender of how we share our thoughts and ideas. My artwork expresses a personal appreciation of light in the landscape, still life, figurative work, and in portraiture. I see and paint light as reflecting a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes to provoke a feeling of a spiritual presence to light - light has energy - light has soul as it caresses the world around us. For me, painting light how I see it, as a focus, as an important feature, as a soul, allows me to show the viewer my love and appreciation for all that is beautiful around us.
My contribution to Symphony in H2O interprets light dancing on water in the natural landscape. My work takes on various forms of light, each in tune with where and how water catches light as water flows, crashes, or laps in nature. I stimulate a sense of how the light plays its part in the symphonic movements of water - in ripples, waves, and reflections.