Enlarge image Waters Edge (© Hans Feyerabend)
Waters Edge is the title of a mixed media painting series exploring the visual relationships between man-made structures and water. Waters Edge is simultaneously location and idea. It is a border between man-made and natural elements, between ratio and chaos, between 2 distinct realms with their very own physical laws. Above water, gravity determines tectonic and movement; under water, weightlessness rules. For us, usually more comfortable above water, the waterÊŒs surface means openess, a low horizon, but also a void, and possible danger. It invites us to speculate about the things happening or buried below.
Waters edge also stands for reflection, figuratively and literally. The visual reflection is manyfold; the real world might be seen as a clear mirror image on a calm surface, turn into a fuzzy outline on ruffled waters, or is completely lost in the violent fractions of a whipped up sea. A painting itself is a mirror of sorts, everything shown is an image of something else, an artists reflection of the real.
Public Opening Reception March 31, Saturday, 6 - 8 PM
On show through June 12, 2012
Amelia Hyde Gallery San Francisco
521 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94941