Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present a selection of works from Kelsey Irvin opening September 14th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.
“My work touches on memories, nostalgia, and an appreciation for the fleeting moments that we all hope to hold in our grasp, for as long as we can,” explains California-based artist, Kelsey Irvin. Experimenting with method and materials, she seeks to trigger reflection on the past and exploration of sentimentality in each piece. Noting the increasing loss of analog and “vintage ephemera” in our very digital lives, Irvin preserves these memories with a history in order to be enjoyed in a different form for years to come.
Irvin’s technique and process has changed with time. Her artistic practice and talents have expanded over her career beginning with drawing, painting and, eventually, with the addition of collage. The mixed media Storyline Panels are an important series for Irvin in that she has learned about combining and balancing unlikely elements and techniques into one piece. “I explore the mixing of materials and styles that aren’t normally used in combination with one another. I enjoy exploring the challenge of – what can work together and what can’t.”
Moving fluidly between figurative and abstract subject matter, Irvin continues to perfect her varied processes for creating each piece. The Storyline panels evolve visiting and revisiting the piece section by section. The figurative works are planned in advance, while the abstract pieces take form in a more instinctual and emotional way.
Though her work can vary in scale, media and technique, Irvin keeps true to a main principle; “With each piece I hope to bring back a bit of the past, reflect the present, and acknowledge what may trigger sentimentality in the future.”
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