Attended the opening for Madame J’s show at Steve Turner Contemporary Art.
Of the few paintings she exhibited, this one, titled Thread Count, is my favorite. It is the next evolution to the Drip Paintings series that she’s been pretty obsessed with for the past couple of years. Inspired by the world of fashion, design, and current trends, Madame J has crafted works of art that embody her inimitable style.
Entering the gallery space, the art piece immediately commands attention. And at first glance, two things stand out – its shape and the colors.
The art work evokes memories of high school Geometry and learning about parallelograms. Geometry is a polarizing subject and most everyone feels one way or the other about rhomboids and quadrilaterals. And however trite the reference, the intellectual trigger is powerful.
The vibrant colors reflects Madame’s subjects of interest, the world of fashion and the palette of the season. In addition, the multitude of colors serve well to highlight the meticulous process that went in to creating this work of art. On numerous occasions, I’ve heard passersby question aloud how the artist was able to apply the paint just so. Hint, a cooking utensil and gravity.
The texture is amazing. So fresh and so clean.
candid moments. ha!
Steve Turner Contemporary Art