Artist Talk: Friday, August 7 @ 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: August 7 – 27, 2020
Future Plants is a series of paintings that are a meditation on the unknown. They ask the viewer, “What do you want to see in me?” Each painting has two compositional perspectives that can be seen by turning the artwork 180 degrees. In these paintings, I combine light, geometry, and abstraction of organic matter to visualize positive energy. With these paintings I contemplate the study of positive speech and healing. If a plant can be physiologically affected by positive communication, then imagine what that means for more complex organisms like human life. I began this body of work because my house plants were dying and I wanted to create positive visual inspirations of their future selves. It turns out I just needed to water them less. The reverse perspective shows a narrative of u.f.os beaming up plant matter, water, rainbows, soil and other beneficial earthy attributes.
About Chelsea Wrightson
Inspired by Transcendental paintings, still life paintings, desert living, unidentified flying objects, ghost lights, invisible phenomena, space travel, memories, and plant communication, I create still life compositions situated within landscapes, combining mementos and imagery from my vivid dreams. I incorporate “mistakes” in my paintings such as imperfect lines and unnatural proportions. I believe that without my mistakes, I have no reason to continue dreaming.
Chelsea Wrightson is a painter, ceramicist and mother.. In 2011 she received her BFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico, and worked for six years as a commercial art gallerist. Her work has been exhibited in Albuquerque, NM and New York, NY. She currently lives in Albuquerque and maintains her painting practice in her studio at the Harwood Art Center.