Hayes Valley Art Works — Special Event –Helen R Gaus: New Paintings

HVA-flyIn this series of works, a painting evolves when spontaneous brush work is “corralled” by composed geometry in washes and lines.

A successful painting finds a compositional pose through these sometimes divergent means of mark making. Working onto raw canvas and preserving it allows the armature of the paintings to assert itself and grounds the paintings in physical space. It also allows the initial dabbings of a brush to stand out for consideration, reclaiming an aspect of the process which is often relegated to prep work as a site of creative potential.