MAC Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Street, Monroe
This exhibit consists of paintings by Carrie Baxter and photography by Nick Baxter, were inspired during a visit to Yellowstone National Park.
Carrie Baxter, from the Rockford and Freeport, Illinois area, is a painter who has a body of acrylic and oil-based work dealing with manipulations of nature. Carrie draws her inspiration from form, texture, and the spirit of nature. Through her work, she hopes audiences are able to recognize the beauty of the natural environment. The Delicious Mud series of paintings was inspired by a trip to Yellowstone National Park where she viewed patterns on the ground around the hot springs.
Photographer Nick Baxter, also from the Rockford and Freeport, Illinois area, has recently begun to experiment with infrared photography to produce high contrast nature images. "I'm fascinated by the effect infrared photography has on creating contrast in images of green plant-life and skyscapes and I look forward to utilizing this method more in coming photographs," comments Nick.
Nick has created various themed photographic series. His American Landscape series utilizes color and contrast to represent the emotional diversity of the natural world. City Lights is a series of photographs that manipulate the night lights of the city creating vibrant abstract compositions. Art Spaces is a series of photographs that capture both the displayed art of art museums as well as the surrounding architectural spaces of the museum. He uses the selective application and removal of color to further create contrast between the two forms of art.
Friday, February 1, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Artist Gallery Talk: 5:30 PM
(Frehner Gallery opening receptions are free and open to the public)