Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her new Fog and Ripple Series at Redux Contemporary Art Center in the Connolly Gallery August 28-October 17, 2015. The opening reception is Friday, August 28 from 6:30-8:30pm. Kaminer hopes to see you there!
Redux Contemporary Art Center and Kaminer’s studio is located in downtown Charleston, SC at 136 Saint Philip Street. For directions and more information visit http://reduxstudios.org.
While earning my MFA, I designed and created steel and wood panels utilizing a similar technique employed with these two new series. I recently revisited the process and the Fog and Ripple Series developed. Nickel and copper sheet have been adhered to wood panels that were then filed and finished to create a seamless appearance. Layers of spray paint were applied to the surface, which were then intuitively sanded with fine steel wool to create the hazy appearance. The sides of the 1.5″ deep panels are painted a neutral grey.
The Fog Series was inspired by light breaking through fog and clouds. Through the process of subtraction with the steel wool, I revealed hints of the nickel underneath the paint. I am intrigued by the idea that things are not always as they appear and sought to convey that concept with this series.
The Ripple Series was based on light as well, but reflecting off of a water surface as opposed to passing through something. As light bounces off of water, it changes the appearance and is temporarily a new image. Inspired by the ephemeral nature of this concept, I created my own interpretation of it with this series.
*Please note* these pieces will not be for sale on Kaminer’s website! They are only available for purchase through Kaminer directly. If you are interested in purchasing one, then please send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will be sent to you that includes pricing, dimensions, and images of works available. You are welcome to view the pieces at Redux during the duration of the exhibition and set up an appointment to meet with Kaminer.