Open Art Night: Saturday, September 30, 2023
“One energy field. Our bodies have distracted us from our energy. We are the infinite field of unfolding possibilities. The creative force.” - Rhonda Byrne
Everything is energy. Energy is nature in the form of stars, oceans, animals, rainbows, flowers. Energy is art vibrating with a mysterious force beyond us or part of our collective human experience. Energy is emotion. Energy is a miracle that shapes the universe and our lives through the way we think and feel. Energy never dies. Using nature and other forms of energy found in the world, this group exhibit features six diverse artists who, through color, form and composition, optimize positive energy through a collective creative force. Bigger than the Sky invites viewers to pause and contemplate the miracle of energy in the world around them and the field of unfolding possibilities.
Sean is a Colorado-based artist with diverse interests in various mediums and styles. His particular focus is on the Western landscape, the indigenous animals that inhabit it, and the people who call it home. He aims to convey more than just the initial visual impression in his paintings. Frequently depicting landscapes and objects from the American West, Sean's goal is more than simply to display a picturesque rural setting. Instead, he aims to capture the sensory experience of being in these places - the freedom of open spaces, the intricate textures and layers he perceives, the vibrant colors as he experiences them, and the dynamic energy these locations evoke.
Lyndy Bush is a Native New Mexican oil painter from Las Cruces, New Mexico. She relocated to Colorado in 2014 and has been exploring her connection to Southern New Mexico. Her work is the story of her life, and with each piece, she strives to express the emotions she has toward the subject. Ultimately, her goal is to share energy beyond the visual representation of what she paints so the viewer can catch a glimpse of her experience as well.
Denver based artist Tabitha Benedict has been honing in on her skills with the timeless medium of lime- based plaster, bridging the gap between time and space. Tabitha’s work comes from a deep intuitive place of love and connection creating healing images for all souls. Vibration is in all things, it never dies, only transforms, it’s our job to alchemize this energy which then in turn becomes “Bigger Than the Sky”.
As a self-taught artist, the very Act of Creating has been one of Rudite’s greatest life teachers. Rudite started out being a very controlled artist who attempted to express herself through sheer will. Now she allows herself to completely surrender to the process itself. Rudite put down her Yupo paper, picked up her fluid acrylic paints and felt the energy start to flow through her body, her hands. Color has energy and form has energy. Add on the energy that flows from the artist's hands, body and of course, the heart. Combine all these energies and what you are creating is an alchemical process - a process that just might produce "gold." It's magic in the making.
Christine has an enduring passion for art and science. She originally trained in New York City at the Fashion Institute for Technology (FIT) in textile design and technology. She interned at Jack Lenor Larsen’s design studio. Larsen’s studio is based on his pioneering traditional and abstract fabric weaving methods where she learned these techniques. Christine has a background in fine art and design, and brings both technical acuity and an unbridled spirit of wonder and discovery to all of her creations. Her art is an invitation to consider the fluent language of nature, the beauty in form and the symphony of color and shape gifted to us by the world itself. Christine is an abstract surface artist using multiple mediums, to create compositions that express her love of color, texture, and the natural world.
In her own words…..”There are two main reasons I love abstract art. Firstly, it stands the test of time and does not go “stale”. Secondly, to echo the words of abstract impressionist painter Arshile Gorky, the process of making abstract art allows me to see and feel what cannot be seen physically with my own eyes. Color stimulates my creativity, which leads me to experiment and blend a variety of colors and textures into an endless number of compositions.”
Jessica is a self-taught fine artist from Colorado, creating since she was very young. Most of the time she utilizes a few mediums, but currently she’s expressing through oils and acrylics. Through her admiration for all things nature and background in the healing arts, she seeks to communicate the presence of energy all around us with her ethereal, dreamy skyscapes.
Image by Lyndy Bush