CHRISTINE MOTTAU: In-Sight-Out
October 31-November 25, 2017
Opening Reception: November 2, 2017 6-8PM
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10001
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6PM; Thursday 12-8PM
Ceres Gallery is pleased to announce Christine Mottau’s In-Sight-Out, an exhibition of recent paintings. Open from October 31 to November 25, 2017, the exhibition marks Mottau’s eighth solo show with the gallery. An opening reception will be held on November 2, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM.
In-Sight-Out presents Christine Mottau’s new body of abstract oil paintings, made in 2016 and 2017, based on chakra meditation theory. The show represents a turn inward after her previous exhibition of landscape paintings. Ranging in size from small (8”x10”) to monumental (6’x8’), Mottau’s abstractions are a highly personal exploration of the imagery she envisioned while practicing meditation. The paintings record a visual expression of the transportive experience–a balancing of the physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
Despite its emphasis on inner worlds, In-Sight-Out exemplifies Mottau’s distinctive interest in color and light by capturing swirling psychic energy with luminous reds, shimmering purples and searing greens. Using a unique glazing technique, Mottau layers translucent colors to construct an immersive sense of form and depth. With little discernible brushwork, each abstraction appears ephemeral, evocative of transitory images coming into consciousness.
Throughout her work, Mottau aims to portray a sense of beauty that can emotionally connect with viewers in an increasingly chaotic world. Particularly at a time when it seems like conflict is an inescapable part of everyday life, Mottau’s paintings create a necessary space of tranquility and gesture toward individual and collective transcendence.
Christine Mottau has exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions in American galleries since the 1980s. Living and working In New York and Spencertown, NY, she was educated at the Art Institute of Boston and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is represented by Ceres Gallery, where she has shown her paintings, drawings and paper sculptures in both solo and group shows.