Join us for the next Bromwell’s Gallery opening! Recent works by Rebeca Weller opening
November 13th 6-9pm
For me “the rich and the earth” is a body of work that represents over 3 years of exploration of technique and subject matter. This title holds multiple meanings for me.
Technically I love to see the juxtaposition of thick rich brushwork pitted against stained more earthy sections of canvas. I feel that in order to create interest I have tried to balance a heavy hand with a more free flowing organic way of painting. I have also chosen to layer rich and vibrant colors against earthy browns and greens in order to draw out the skin tones in the subject and to add contrast.
From a symbolic standpoint, while painting these images I have tried to capture a type of rootedness in each of these individuals. I wanted to choose depictions of people that seem rich in their connectedness to the earth and to their history. I tried to choose images that could not quite be placed in time in order to create an eternal quality and to amplify the sense of being tied to and comfortable in the now moment. Leaving most of the backgrounds ambiguous is another way I have chosen to communicate a sense of being cradled and enveloped by time and space. Though most of these paintings are images of individuals, I tried to create a feeling of centeredness in terms of relationship. I wanted to communicate a groundedness that stems from feeling accepted and knit together with others.
Bromwell’s Gallery is located at 117 west 4th street in Downtown Cincinnati. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 9-5pm
Megan Heekin Triantafillou was born in Columbus, Ohio. She moved
to Cincinnati in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from
the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2001. Megan paints at Brazee
Street Studios in Oakley. She believes that working in a creative
environment helps to inspire her. Megan’s paintings are abstract,
nonobjective representations of aspects relating to nature and
spirituality. Megan uses atmospheric blending with straight color
application to promote an interesting depth perspective in her works.