TRANSFIGURATIONS: Agnes Preston-Brame
Thursday, January 23 -
Friday, March 27, 2020
Theatre Art Galleries
220 E. Commerce Ave
High Point, NC 27260
Agnes was born in Budapest, Hungary and studied fine art in Europe, Canada, and New York. Since graduating, she has worked as a professional artist and designer. Her career has been divided between painting, designing textiles for the home furnishing industry, and interior design. From 1973 until 1986 she had a freelance design studio for textiles and wallpaper in New York. After moving to Greensboro in 1986, she spent a decade pursuing her art. She participated in numerous exhibits in local and regional galleries. A few of those venues were Green Hill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Elliott University Center Art Gallery at UNCG.
Artist’s Statement: From the beginning, my paintings have always had a commitment to figurative themes. Even when I explore other subject matters, I find myself reverting to the human form and the intrigue of human connections. I work entirely from memory, depending on remembrances of my observations and feelings. I continually search for different ways to visually convey emotions, attitudes, and circumstances. When I start working, I usually have no preconceived idea of a specific image. I begin in the hope of discovery through my spontaneity and intuition. During the creative process, a painting often goes through several metamorphoses and the final images may be ambiguous, even to me. Ultimately, my intention is to depict the human spirit through its form and to create sometimes paradoxical notions that have emotional and intellectual impact on the viewer.
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