GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Greeley takes us with her as she drives along the Trans Canada Highway in Newfoundland with her three paintings: Long Insistent Lines, Assimilate and Glimpses of Consciousness. These fragments of Canadian landscapes were picked up by her camera’s quick shutter – quick because these images were grabbed on the fly during a car trip. However, nothing indicates the exact location that she has immortalized through her lens. We see only the back of the traffic signs. The highway, trees and sky – that is all there is, with no distinctive features to reveal the location of the scene. We feel we are suspended in air, floating between a figurative universe and a minimalist one, troubled by the absence of any situational reference point.
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Kym Greeley’s creative process is as captivating as its final outcome. The artist deconstructs her photographic images by removing all their details and leaving only the boundaries of the shapes. She then transposes this digital work onto a canvas with large printed coloured surfaces. The perspective is flat, with no play of light or shadows, and no atmospheric impression emerging from her pictorial works.
Kym Greeley lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and at Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Her works can be seen in a number of prestigious collections and galleries in the Maritimes.