Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present New Work – Half Light, an exhibition of new paintings by Trine Bumiller.
Trine Bumiller’s new series layers a collage of panels with subtle color shifts, organic silhouettes and abstract patterns. Each panel is connected by a silhouette of branches supplying structure from nature’s bend and stretch. As before, the artists themes are worked through by layering opposites that develop into something: a reflection, a conversation, a flip book of memories. The reflections take place over time, broken into and marked by pages of colors from the sky. Formed from the natural landscape and celestial bulbs of light, patterns emerge and connect multiple panels of the paintings, or conversely, fade into connecting panels like moments lost to time’s march. For Trine Bumiller the “Idea of loss is important – loss of childhood, landscape and memory.” Bumiller’s process and ritual of painting literally builds upon these reflections of loss. Using a glazing technique of applying paint in which each glaze requires a day to dry and each painting can contain as many as fifty transparent layers, Bumiller slowly develops both form and color. She describes the process as, “… an almost imperceptible progress, as in the growth of a tree or branch; the images seem to evolve organically out of the paint.” From the repetition of loss and the rhythm of ritual what emerges is what Trine calls, “memorials to time and place.”
New Work – Half Light is the artist’s second one-person exhibition with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. Ms. Bumiller regularly exhibits in Colorado, Chicago and New York, and in 2005 had a solo show at the Museum of Fine Art, in Las Cruces, NM. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.