Carole Pivarnik

Fresh Water

Acrylic
12″ x 12″

Fire & Ice

Acrylic
Triptych: three panels, each 36” x 12” 

Inferno

Acrylic
12″ x 12″

Motherload #1

Acrylic
24″ x 18″

Time, Stacked

Acrylic
12″ x 36″

Lightfall #1

Acrylic
40″ x 30″

Gentrification

Acrylic
11″ x 14″

I work abstractly, exploring the layers and intersections that occur within and between natural and human-made environments. I am inspired by satellite and microscopic imagery, maps, landscapes, digital and organic networks, and the forces that impact environments. I mainly work in acrylic on canvas or board, and in gouache on paper. In both cases, my process is to create many layers of rich color augmented by complex lines and patterns. I use brushes and other tools, water dripped through wet paint, and sometimes just my hands to apply paint and make marks that build up a “history” in the work. While my work is abstract, I paint with intent, expressing my interpretation of physical realities in a purposeful way. Hints of things not quite defined often find their way into my work, teasing the viewer’s imagination. It is always fun to hear what others see when they view my work!

My studio is a working studio approximately 26’ by 19’. A large window and tall ceilings in this former elementary school and library create a light and airy space. The walls showcase finished work, while works in progress happen on the “painting wall” where I can make expressive marks and move freely around to assess progress. I will be actively working on paintings during the tour and welcome conversation about my work and process.

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