Claire Colette : Widening Circles


Claire Colette : Widening Circles

Opening reception Sunday, February 26, 3 - 9 pm.
On view February 26 - March 6, 12:00 - 6:00 pm.

857 S. San Pedro St. Unit #310 *

The Beginning in the End  | 2016 | acrylic polymer on panel | 48 x 36 inches

The Beginning in the End | 2016 | acrylic polymer on panel | 48 x 36 inches

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Hunter Shaw Fine Art is pleased to present Widening Circles, an exhibition of new works by Claire Colette, the artist’s first solo show in Los Angeles. Coinciding with the publication of a book of her drawings and poetry of the same title, the exhibition presents a selection of thematically-related paintings which showcase Colette’s ethereal brand of geometric abstraction.

At once deeply expressive and highly-technical, Colette’s meticulously-rendered compositions invite deep, meditative viewing. Operating at the nexus of spirituality and science fiction, the artist utilizes a refined geometric language to depict mental and emotional landscapes, liminal spaces and expanded states of consciousness. Recurring visual motifs are imbued with symbolic resonance: translucent planes intersect and overlap suggesting interconnectivity, planes of understanding and experience - widening circles, expanding into other ways of knowing.

Claire Colette received her MFA in painting from Mills College (2013). Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Ever/After,’ Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA (2015); ‘Last Light Before A Long Night,’ Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2014); ‘Small Moves in Strange Rooms,’ Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2014). Colette’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions such as ‘Thick as Paper Thin,’ Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016); ‘Form Is Not Different From Function,’ Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA (2016); ‘That’s My Trip,’ Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2015).

* Exhibition space generously provided by WAYSIDE.LA