Rhythms of Dissonance: New Paintings of Land and Water

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday afternoon, May 4, 1 – 4pm

EXHIBITION DATES: May 4 – 25, 2019

 

This new work continues my exploration of the interfaces between land and water.  Such interfaces include biologically rich and diverse wetlands and beaches, which are ecologically important.  They show rhythms of change in the movements of water, wind and plants: visible flux.  A secluded rainy beach, where grasses that are rooted in gravel and driftwood sway with the incoming tide, is an unmarked memorial to my mother.  A sandy open beach at low tide, with rounded high white clouds scudding across a blue sky, is an unmarked memorial to my father.  The memories of those beaches seem to have been made such a long time ago.

Now, fire cuts through wetlands and wind throws down trees.  Soot darkens glaciers and storm-driven king tides rip out wharves.  The effects of climate change are increasingly dramatic, and devastatingly beautiful.  They remind me of literary descriptions of war, captured succinctly by Suborno Chatterji: “[writers have described] war as a disembodied presence with a life of its own, where instruments of death such as white phosphorus and napalm are magically transformed into morally indifferent objects of beauty”1.  We are beginning to believe that we are destroying the world, yet we continue to believe that our lives can and should continue as they always have.  We are at the mercy of our capacity for cognitive dissonance.  Our inability or unwillingness to change is not sustainable.  We are at war with ourselves.

1. Suborno Chatterji, 2005, Imagining Viet Nam: Tim O’Brien’s “The Things they Carried”.  Lasalle University Digital Commons

- Veronica Plewman

Burning Fen, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Burning Fen, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

$5,500.00

Mountain Will-O-The-Wisp, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Mountain Will-O-The-Wisp, 2019

Acrylic on Rice Paper on Canvas

16 x 13.75 in

SOLD

Firebird, 2017

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Firebird, 2017

Oil on Wood

16 x 12 in

SOLD

Wetland Grasses, 2018

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Wetland Grasses, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 24 in

SOLD

Squaring the Circle, Beach 1, 2019

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Squaring the Circle, Beach 1, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 in

$1,500.00

Crevasse, 2019

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Crevasse, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

SOLD

Will-O-The-Wisp Near the River, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Will-O-The-Wisp Near the River, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 11 in

$650.00

Mountain Formation, 2017

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Mountain Formation, 2017

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 in

SOLD

Wild Beach, 2019

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Wild Beach, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

11 x 14 in

SOLD

River Ice on Silt, 2019

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River Ice on Silt, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 20 in

$950.00

Frozen Beach in Spring, 2019

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Frozen Beach in Spring, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 42 in

SOLD

Ice Cave, Highway 7, 2019

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Ice Cave, Highway 7, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 24 in

SOLD

Marsh Grasses in the Fall, 2018

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Marsh Grasses in the Fall, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 11 in

SOLD

Squaring the Circle, Beach 2, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Squaring the Circle, Beach 2, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 in

SOLD

Leaves and River Ice Diptych, 2019

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Leaves and River Ice Diptych, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

32 x 64 in

SOLD

Riverbank in Winter, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Riverbank in Winter, 2019

Acrylic on Rice Paper on Canvas

17 x 13 in

$750.00

Marsh Grasses at Cheam Wetlands, 2018

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Marsh Grasses at Cheam Wetlands, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 36 in

$3,200.00

Methane Bubbles, Silverdale Creek Wetlands, 2019

VERONICA PLEWMAN

Methane Bubbles, Silverdale Creek Wetlands, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 48 in

$4,100.00

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Rhythms of Dissonance: New Paintings of Land and Water
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday afternoon, May 4, 1 – 4pm EXHIBITION DATES: May 4 – 25, 2019 This new work continues my exploration of the interfaces between land and water. Such interfaces include biologically rich and diverse wetlands and beaches, which are ecologically important. They show rhythms of change in the movements of water, wind and plants: visible flux. A secluded rainy beach, where grasses that are rooted in gravel and driftwood sway with the incoming tide, is an unmarked memorial to my mother. A sandy open beach at low tide, with rounded high white clouds scudding across a blue sky, is an unmarked memorial to my father. The memories of those beaches seem to have been made such a long time ago. Now, fire cuts through wetlands and wind throws down trees. Soot darkens glaciers and storm-driven king tides rip out wharves. The effects of climate change are increasingly dramatic, and devastatingly beautiful. They remind me of literary descriptions of war, captured succinctly by Suborno Chatterji: “[writers have described] war as a disembodied presence with a life of its own, where instruments of death such as white phosphorus and napalm are magically transformed into morally indifferent objects of beauty”1. We are beginning to believe that we are destroying the world, yet we continue to believe that our lives can and should continue as they always have. We are at the mercy of our capacity for cognitive dissonance. Our inability or unwillingness to change is not sustainable. We are at war with ourselves. 1. Suborno Chatterji, 2005, Imagining Viet Nam: Tim O’Brien’s “The Things they Carried”. Lasalle University Digital Commons - Veronica Plewman
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