Meditations, Myths and Muses:
Andrew Kochie and Steve Quevedo
December 5 through January 10
Closed for the holidays December 26 and 27
Reception for the artists:
December 5, 6:00 – 9:00
Meditations, Myths and Muses is a dual exhibition between an artist/musician (Kochie) and an architectural designer/artist (Quevedo), exploring the shared languages between proportion, light, harmony, order and materiality. Kochie and Quevedo explore similar compositional principles, particularly the use of the Golden Mean proportions in painting and drawing. The combination of works creates a visual dialogue side by side. While each artist employs different media, similar techniques are shared.
The exhibition examines the interface where cross discourse takes place between the artists and their subsequent investigations into the ideas of meditation, myths and muses. The works mediate between abstraction and hyperrealism. As a catalyst, the abstract paintings served to explore spatial realms which then give way to more definitive imagery, employing trompe l’oeil, narrative and emotion.
Kochie explores meditations with the use of acrylics and varnish techniques in a methodology which derives from his experience and formal training in the making of violins, violas and cellos.
Quevedo investigates myths and muses using the process of marmorino, a Venetian plaster technique with integrated color pigments, graphite and paint. Moving between abstract compositions and figurative works, the paintings incorporate architectonic compositions based on collages and perspectival capricci.
The combined works integrate the integral role of surface, line, field, proportion, light, spatial depth and the innate nature of their specific media.