The Moment before a Pause: Narrative Translations
Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 7-10p
Exhibition: February 17-March 17, 2018
Hours: Saturdays, 12-5p or by appointment
As a culture we are bombarded by images.
We live visually, digesting imagery from various media in addition to real life encounters, both public and private. I’ve noticed how much of our cultural life exists in virtual reality, a hologram.
Taking a note from this holographic experience and my love affair with technology, I have crafted screenshots of cinematic stills and my own photos into digital drawings. From these digital sketches I begin the work of distilling content into the physical expression of painting.
I use technology as a means to viscerally push images back into the hand.
It is my experience that as a culture we are lonely for the touch of real objects. Long live actual paint.
My current body of work invites the viewer into a work of both intimate and public responses that my characters’ experience. In turn, both the painted figure and viewer bear witness to a particular yet open ended story.
Cheryl Finfrock is a native Texan from Dallas, and a San Francisco transplant presently painting in Austin. She has enjoyed traveling and exhibiting in New York City, the West Coast, and in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris, and Sofia.
A Trinity University graduate in both art and literature, she explores the figure in its awkwardness, anonymity, and universality, creating a narrative steeped in the tradition of Texas storytelling.