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C.W. SLADE CREATES AN ENIGMATIC WORLD OF COLOR, BRILLIANT YET TRANSLUCENT, AND FORM, NONREPRESENTATIONAL YET SUGGESTIVE. SHE UTILIZES THE ACT OF CREATION AS A MEANS OF EXPLORING LIFE'S MYSTERIES, PAINTING A PHILOSOPHY OF BALANCE AND COMPLETENESS, TRUTH AND DISCOVERY. SLADE’S ELOQUENT COMPOSITIONS PRESENT IDEAS, EMOTIONS, OR THOUGHTS THROUGH AN INTUITIVE PROCESS. HER PAINTINGS HAVE THE POWER TO ENLIGHTEN THE AUDIENCE BY OFFERING AN ACCESSIBLE AND COMPLEX VISION OF THE WORLD.

BENEATH THE SURFACE OF EACH PAINTING ARE EVOCATIVE SUGGESTIONS OF COLOR, FORM AND LANGUAGE THAT REFLECT THE ARTIST'S PROCESS. HER PAINTINGS ALLOW THE VIEWER FREEDOM TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCESS BY OFFERING CLUES, MESSAGES, AND FRAGMENTS OF MEANING. RECOGNIZABLE IMAGES ARE GRACEFULLY INGRATIATED WITHIN THE ABSTRACT COMPOSITION THUS CREATING A BRIDGE INTO THE PAINTING’S TERRITORY. THE AUDIENCE'S EXPERIENCE OF EACH PIECE IS FURTHER INFLUENCED BY COLOR, THE EMOTIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE VALUE EACH TONE BRINGS TO THE ENTIRE CANVAS.

SLADE APPLIES NUMEROUS COATS OF PIGMENT UPON THE SURFACE OF EACH PIECE TO ACHIEVE THE RICH AND LUMINOUS COMPOSITION, WHICH INCORPORATES COMPLEX ELEMENTS OF COLLAGE AND THE RESULTANT TOPOGRAPHY OF COUNTLESS LAYERS OF MIXED MEDIA. IMAGES AND COLORS ARE APPLIED TO THE BASE, COVERED BY ADDITIONAL VEILS OF MEDIUM, ONLY TO BE PARTIALLY REVEALED AGAIN BY THE SCRAPING BACK AND REMOVAL OF THE IMMEDIATE FACADE. HER PROCESS IS AKIN TO THE WEAVING OF FABRIC, AS EACH DEPOSIT OF DETAIL AND COLOR, WHETHER HIDDEN OR APPARENT, IS A SIGNIFICANT COMPONENT OF THE WHOLE. HINTS OF SYMBOLIC IMAGERY, WORDS AND FORMS ENCOURAGE THE VIEWER TO SEARCH THE VAST TERRAIN OF SLADE'S BRUSH; THE FINAL PRODUCT IS A TEXTURED MAP, A BALANCE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL AND MYSTICAL REALM, THAT GUIDES THE VIEWER ON A MEDITATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH C.W. SLADE'S ENCHANTING UNIVERSE. C.W. SLADE'S MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS HAVE GAINED RECOGNITION IN THE ART WORLD AND HER WORKS ARE COLLECTED INTERNATIONALLY. 


EDUCATION

2002 Santa Reparata International School of Fine Art, Florence, Italy

2001 Collage of Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999 Bluestone Editions, Santa Ana, CA

1999 Private Study with George Herms, Los Angeles, CA

1990 UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

1980-1982 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1972 Art Institute San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

CW SLADE'S ART IS FEATURED IN THESE UNIQUE BOOKS

In This House - A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques | Quarry Publications

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1592533612?tag=acartwrighstu-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1592533612&adid=1VTMM528RZ14SAC2T0FW&

In This Garden - Explorations in Mixed-Media Narrative | Quarry Publications

http://www.amazon.com/dp/159253516X?tag=acartwrighstu-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=159253516X&adid=08JT10X4EZ4R1D9PETF0&

Pastaccio Quartz - Issue 1 | 2 | 6 | 7 | 10 | 13

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/cartwrightandfishburn 

 

SLADE FINE ART IS A COMMISSION-BASED COLLABORATION.

Life consists of a series of events and perceptions each uniquely our own. Fleeting moments captured visually allow us to revisit experiences and re-connect with our emotions. These pieces are created for us to remember and share our past. 

Commission the Slade family to share your story.

CW Slade

 

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