from nostalgia to abstraction
On September 5th
Readytex Art Gallery once again presents a new Thursday-Night-Feature (TNF). In
the limelight this time around is visual artist Shaundell Horton, who will
present the artworks that she has been working on in the recent period. Up
until now the work of Shaundell is mostly recognizable because of her collage
techniques with among other things used teabags and items referring to her birth
Shaundell chose the materials
and colors because of the feelings of peace, warmth and nostalgia that they evoke
within her. Gradually, the need to visualize her bond with her country of birth
is replaced by the urge to take on a new challenge, to experiment. This is
clearly evident in the work displayed at this TNF and the imagery in the
collection is indeed quite varied.
In some of the works
the teabags are still present and serve as a background for faces with strong
expressions. Or for images of nature featuring one central human figure, inspired
by current environmental issues. In the subsequent works the imagery becomes
increasingly abstract. The shapes, colors and subject matter are no longer tied
to a specific theme and experimentation is clearly the dominant factor. And we
get to see a different side of Shaundell.
We invite you to come
and witness these developments in the work of Shaundell Horton for yourself. You
are welcome to join us and the artist in Readytex Art Gallery on Thursday
September 5th, between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.