FINDING CLARITY IN THE GREY AREAS
The words black and white generally make us think of photography; in this case, Nick Johnson and Kelli Costa have curated an exhibit of drawings and paintings.
Costa had a couple of artists in mind. She remembered Alicia Dwyer’s black and white paintings of dresses hanging in Indian Hill Music Center in Littleton back in October 2012. It didn’t take long to expand this concept, and artists Catriona G. Baker, Arthur J. Garrone and Joel Moskowitz were added to feature a collection named “Absence of Color.”
I was intrigued by Dwyer’s ability to make the garments look like they were in motion. She shared her technique for capturing motion in her painting, “A model wore the dress and jumped on a trampoline while I took still photos with my digital camera,” she explained. “I referenced the photos for the paintings.”