SPRING FEATURED ARTIST:
Temple of The Sun
This February I spent a month at an artist residency in Mexico City. Most of the work in this show was made in the abandoned swimming pool area in the house I was staying in with 5 other international artists. The intense sun, noise, chaos, and vibrancy of the city infiltrated my work and resulted in highly saturated canvases. Finding inspiration in the materiality of paint, I use techniques
to stretch and pull apart pigment, ceding control to the process. I work intuitively, which means that I lay down a color and then each additional mark is a reaction to what is already on the canvas. The painting is successful when it feels “true”, not overworked or mannered. Sprezzatura, the Italian word for making something difficult seem easy or casual, has become central to my practice. This work is about the tension between effort and the effortless, with Mexico City as the inspiration and Vein Of Gold as the muse.
Aremy Stewart's exhibition history & collaborations include The Stephanie Chefas Projects Gallery, The Zinc Contemporary Gallery, Mooni Gallery, Stumptown Coffee, Never Coffee, The Southside Gallery, The Stay Home Gallery, Casa Lù Gallery CDMX, and Juxtapose Magazine. Aremy has
shown internationally in Japan, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and her work is held in private collections around the world. She lives in Portland, OR with her family and works out of her backyard studio.
LIST OF WORKS
1. EVEN THE SIMPLEST OF SUNRISES, 18 x 24 — $650
2. WE ARE NEVER GOING BACK TO THE OLD WAYS, 53 x 40 — $2,500
3. LUCKY KID ENERGY, 40 x 30 — $1,800
4. COME ALIVE, 36 x 48 — $2,100
5. BODIES OF WATER, 40 x 42 — $2,500
6. I WAKE IN THE MORNING, EARLY, 32 x 36 —$1,900
7. PETITE DESIRES, 40 x 30 — $1,800
8. IMAGINE IT FUNNER, 40 x 30 — $1,800
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