April (2020) - Karyn Fendley
Acrylic on canvas
Karyn Fendley’s fascination with silhouettes and shadows continues indoors in this series of still life paintings that explore extremes of lightness and darkness, and the transient liminal spaces created by shadows. Silhouettes of flowers and foliage contrast with the simple geometric shapes of vases, tabletops and bright windows in this suite of paintings that bring together botanical and manmade forms.
“Still life paintings have a special power to capture a moment in time, they rest on the edge of something about to happen. These artworks reflect on the passage of time, the transient moments and turning points in life. When viewing these paintings, consider the endless variations of what might happen and the objects that symbolise feelings that can’t be put into words. The brief beauty of flowers is a reminder of nature’s transience and the impermanence of life, a reminder to treasure every moment. ” Karyn Fendley