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Opening Reception: May 5th, 7-10pm (First Friday), Continues to May 16th.
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-6pm and Saturdays, 12-5pm.
The Golden Hour refers to the time period shortly before sunset or after sunrise during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. From a different perspective, Dr. R. Adams Cowley, professor of thoracic surgery, once stated that “There is a golden hour between life and death. If you are critically injured you have less than 60 minutes to survive. You might not die right then; it may be three days or two weeks later — but something has happened in your body that is irreparable.”
Both definitions have poignancy to them. The time holds a personal significance to me. The Golden Hour is when I find myself painting past midnight. At that time I am most inspired and productive. I feel energized. My only limit is what I can imagine.
In regards to the critically timed treatment of an injury, each piece is somewhat like an introspective wound, cauterized on canvas and set to heal.
The pieces in The Golden Hour have a sense of movement and flow, with a colourful palette; I see striations of detail in the shadows with fibers and facets to the way the light strikes. The night is dynamic and alive. What may seem simple on the surface, underneath is actually layered and complex. These are the qualities I strive to imbue in my work.