"Current Works," a collection of paintings by Western Nevada Community College art instructor Connie Peng, will appear in the WNCC Bristlecone Building's Main Gallery, Monday, Nov. 20, through Friday, Jan. 12. This exhibition features oil paintings based on the idea of water.
"Looking at my earlier landscape and abstract works, water always finds its way into my paintings, whether in shape, movement, or resemblance," Peng said. "For the past few years, I've become very interested in giving non-narrative form to the intangible dualities of my daily experiences. Water is a natural symbol for this because of its changeability."
In her paintings, Peng finds ways to express the qualities of water and find a parallel between the painted image and her experiences. She compares the duration of painting to facing moving water, where meanings and feelings rise and fall simultaneously and continuously.
"Everything is in flux, material and immaterial, transitory and constant at the same time," Peng added. "Through giving forms to these fleeting qualities of water, the paintings become corresponded moments of my experience, my thoughts, my emotions, and myself."
An artist's reception is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. at the gallery.
Press Release: November 16, 2006
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