Artscope 50, May/June 2014
artist: Cara Gonier
medium: acrylic on canvas
With formal training in traditional landscape painting, and drawn to abstract artwork, Gonier fuses both worlds by suppressing artistic details to produce a more meditative, atmospheric, sensorial work of art.
I describe my artistic process as a balance of planning and intuition influenced by my studies as a classical vocalist. I use music as a catalyst for visualization and movement, as I work along the surface of the canvas, layering heavy body acrylics with palette knife. I take care not to impose my thoughts or specific sources of inspiration. I believe that restraint invites viewers to create their own journeys.
More of Gonier’s work: caragonier.weebly.com
- Anita Trezvant, Artist and Director of Hope Gallery
- Jill Deupi, Director and Chief Curator of university museums at Fairfield University
- Clare Marron, Director, Curator and Owner of Monkitree