Artspace 111 announces the show In a Good Light, featuring new paintings and drawings from Carol Ivey. The exhibition will be on display beginning Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. and will run through February 1, 2014. Enjoy beer and wine by Ben E Keith. Artspace111 is free and open to the public.
Carol Ivey’s subject matter consists of found objects, including fruit and flowers from the garden, bird nests, cracked and broken vases, and drying sunflowers. These ordinary objects are elevated beyond their everyday value in Ivey’s carefully arranged, serene compositions. Her studio, located in the Near East Side of Fort Worth, plays a vital role in her paintings and drawings. The north-facing, arched windows flood her studio with muted sunlight, casting a cool, diffused light over her subjects. Ivey elaborates, “The muted windows act as a screen, admitting light into the interior while revealing few details of the outside. Objects are both illuminated and obscured by this backlighting.”