Renie Spoelstra, Recreation Area, charcoal on paper, 95 x 138″, 2010.
Renie Spoelstra crafts her charcoal drawings in studio working from video stills and other photographic material. It can be a challenge to translate photographs into other media but the artist manages to breathe the sort of life into her compositions that you may expect from a plein air situation.
Renie Spoelstra, Car #3, charcoal on paper, 12 x 16″, 2010.
Spoelstra often selects imagery that captures the asides of life. Drawings from photographs taken whilst driving offer another look at the mundane that gains appreciation with examination. Darkness broods in a very literal way through this work. The shadows within the shadows enlighten the viewer to the subtle power that teems through our periphery.
Renie Spoelstra, Driving #2, charcoal on paper, 16 x 20″, 2010.
10 March – 2 April 2011
Nicholas Metivier Gallery