White Buffalo Gallery proudly presents “CONTINUUM” by Terese Garcia for the month of January.
3671 J st, Sacramento CA 95816
Terese is a non-representational process painter who has shown all over California. She’s represented by Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles CA and the Gallery At Ventana. She’s also an artist member of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Pacific Grove Art Center. Her work is about texture, composition, palette and atmosphere where there are no boundaries to what can be said. Her palettes themselves are composed of ‘discovered colors’ made up of layers of paints and other natural and human made materials that cannot be found in a tube of paint. They are the end result of a process, which is why she so aptly refers to them “discovered colors.”
“My artwork is informed by nature, the unknown, impermanence and humility. I am a process painter and my work is experimental. I use the “process” to create my paintings. For instance, I may begin by using a blue paint and then I will layer and layer until the painting starts to speak to me and I’m then guided by these layers to perhaps draw markings with paper clips or old pens until I have really built a substantial surface that speaks strongly and powerfully to me. At that moment, a shape may appear and or no shape may come, which catches me off guard in a surprisingly positive way and then there will be a true feeling of completeness of the piece that allows me to see and experience a painting that I made that I have never seen before. This resulting observation, exploration and spontaneity unfolds naturally and none of my work is premeditated. In fact, my work is never premeditated, mentally sifted or dwelt upon. Each piece originates in the unique moment when everything falls into place as it happens. This process is part of my psyche, soul and self. I use many different mediums when making a painting that sometimes gives it a sculptural effect which is no surprise since I used to sculpt in clay and stone before painting.”
Join us for a Thursday evening of Art and refreshments as well as on Second Saturday.