Contemplation / Intention / Invention
In period of art that values reproducibility, speed and spectacle, these seven artists find a common ground and belief in the unique, the contemplative and the inventive use of their materials. There is a weave of complex dimensions presented with the group 21st Century Abstraction. Seven diverse backgrounds, seven differing techniques, seven different locales and yet an abiding sense of trust that their work contributes to the continued value of abstraction in this century.The collection is made up of seven artists working in studios across the country. Their paintings have been exhibited and collected extensively across the United States and internationally. They include: Sammy Peters, Katherine Chang Liu, David Bailin, Connie Connally, Jeri Ledbetter, Brad Ellis and Doug Trump.