Hot off the easel

by CarlD

Two new paintings by Rachel. These are for a show at the Fayetteville NC Museum of Art.

Rachel is interested in old buildings that have built up layers of use over the years and are nearing the end of their run. They’re about the sedimentation and erosion of ways of life. These pieces are on panel, with a substrate of old guano tobacco fertilizer sacks. The skeleton of the image itself is transferred, stripped digital photography (involving a whole bunch of steps Rachel has adapted or invented); she paints with various degrees of transparency on top of that so that there are all these spectral layers in the finished work. It’s really neat stuff.

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