Visit the TD Bank Gallery at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce between March 13 & April 20 to see the work of local artists, Nadia Barbotin and Harlan Lovestone. The
Visit the TD Bank Gallery at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce between March 13 & April 20 to see the work of local artists, Nadia Barbotin and Harlan Lovestone. The Chamber of Commerce is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
I use the synergy of all my skills and knowledges to paint artworks on canvas and paper that reflect various emotions, reflections and feelings. The color is always honored-preferably bright, which vibrates under the light.Facing the white of the canvas, I begin according to the mood of the moment. Worked with large expanses, movements and delicate touches, the finished painting lives, transforms and dialogues finally with its viewer.
I usually work in 2 different directions :
- The first one is very spontaneous, impulsive. I have the colors in mind but the gestures produce the structure, step by step.
- The second one is more « reflexive », more methodic.
While I use a variety of materials (oil, inks, pigments…) and processes in each project, my methodology is consistent.Each project consists in several works with similarities and links, they belong to the same story. Sometimes, I pay more attention on the shapes, on the techniques and the media, on the lights and the colors. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.
During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
These 2 ways of working are complementary and they reflect my personnality.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience.
As I am fascinated by the light, I am currently experimenting paintings on plexiglass and radiography.
Harlan Lovestone (born in Detroit, Michigan) is a multi-media artist who has exhibited regionally in various parts of the United States.
Harlan became enamored with pop culture and art during his childhood in Detroit, which eventually lead him to study fine arts at the Center for Creative Studies and Wayne State University. In collage he began to experiment with analog video and appropriating images, which would both continue to be aspects of his work in the future.
Using humor and poignant messages, much of Lovestone’s art deals with introspective examination, social understanding and forms of dialogue created via the context of painting, expressionism, multiculturalism, and new media forms.
Mr. Lovestone believes that art is an important aspect of humanity for its ability to be used to educate, as therapy, and for community improvement. A big proponent for public art, Harlan Lovestone is the founder of The Art Haus project, which is a community arts project. He is also a singer/songwriter, poet, independent curator, and educator who works with youth.
March 13 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - April 20 (Friday) 5:00 pm
TD Bank Gallery @ Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street