MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family art department presents the exhibit, “Time Beings” by Danica Oudeans Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 in the Donald P. Taylor Gallery on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
An artist’s reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 24. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
This is a solo exhibition of contemporary acrylic paintings by Oudeans who received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Miami University of Ohio in 2006. Oudeans has taught painting, drawing and art history courses at universities and community art centers throughout the region. Currently living in northeastern Wisconsin, she teaches private painting and drawing lessons to children and adults and will be a guest instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for the 2018-19 academic year.
“My surrealistic landscape paintings explore the Zen Buddhist concept of a ‘time being.’ The works combine simultaneous moments of past and future into a multidimensional image that is viewed as present,” Oudean explains. “Spaces shift, twist and disintegrate into gestural marks to create intimate places suspended in time. The paintings evoke familiar landscape elements placed within impossible spatial dynamics where structural forms disappear into passages that emerge, dissolve and transform.”
The ideas for Oudeans’ paintings begin with experiencing and documenting the landscape. Writings, photographs and memories are intuitively dissected, rearranged, and integrated into her compositions. Oudeans’ final paintings seek to create intimate and dynamic relationships that visually and emotionally both ground and transport the viewer.
Silver lake College of the Holy Family gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
“Tied Down (not for long)” by Danica Oudeans. Image courtesy of Danica Oudeans