Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh present a duo show depicting their connections to the local landscape through painting and moving images. Freeman presents new oil paintings. Walsh presents new digital videos. The two artists have shared a studio for several years. They also share a sensual language of mark making with a focus on water as media and muse. Explore Kachemak Bay’s vast, ethereal waterscapes, places that are near yet remain elusive and enigmatic due to Alaska’s volatile weather. Islands rise like mirages from mist-shrouded shorelines, light bursts through translucent layers of color to create a mysterious sense of place. Investigate the tension between the solidity of paint, the realism of photography and the instability of form in fleeting light and motion. Watermark centers on artwork that hovers between pure abstraction and natural realism.
This exhibit is supported in part by Holland America Line, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and City of Homer.