NEXT EXHIBITION opening 14 May
Tracy's still lifes and paintings of women explore intimate moments of everyday life and the emotions they evoke. Her canvases comprise a variety of patterns and moods in often subtle but radiant colors. For Tracy's first. exhibition in the Southeast, we have chosen paintings that create a small survey of her work from the last 20 years.
On view through 15 May
“Art allows us to develop a love for places and objects we may have never noticed before,” says New Orleans and Atlanta artist Deedra Ludwig about the motivation for her widely recognized nature-based paintings. Taking elements of landscape--the flora of wild places--Ludwig weaves together images that allow viewers to create their own narratives and meditations on nature.
Ludwig aims to create “the essence of a landscape” using oil pigments, ink, and nontraditional materials, which include soil and “ground botanical specimens.” These, the artist says, “serve as a foundation for the sense of place that is layered into each painting.”
Right: Forest Serenade, II; 40 x 28 inches, oil on canvas