JULIA NORTON – Teetering between reality and science fiction, the images in my paintings blend many of the tangible and fantastical aspects of natural and constructed worlds. My work stems from a desire to connect to the emotional, the remembered, and the imagined qualities of spaces and environments. I reference a variety of sources, from geology to neoclassical architecture, from films of my childhood to 19th century American landscape painting. These wide-ranging influences meld with heartfelt memories and past experiences, and result in images that take on a life of their own as landscapes of no place in particular.
PAMELA MATSUDA-DUNN – My work is very controlled, but it is also about being out of control. The over-layer is about the bleeding of myth into science and mythological speculation which upends science. It is about exploring the limits of these concepts and about the transformation of materials to express these ideas. The under-layer is about repetition, which has a hard time knowing when to stop; about love, which doesn’t know how to let go; and about attraction which forbidden. The transformation of objects and the transformative power of concepts to shape our view of the world and how we experience it is what drives me.