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Alive with Possibility
Featuring
Marie Arcand
Sangito Bigelow
Robert Bigelow

May 4 - June 12, 20
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Marie Arcand

Robert Bigelow

Marie Arcand
Alive with Possibility, Evolving Devolving
Marie Arcand, Sangito Bigelow, Robert Bigelow

 May 4 - June 12, 2024  

There is wabi-sabi intonation in the clay works and works on paper made in this last year by Marie Arcand. Japanese philosophy is pertinent.

She has made over fifty small clay bowls. Each can be held in the hand and while supported in the palm can receive liquid, an intimate drinking cup. But place the curved bottom on a flat surface and it will tip, roll, and likely spill before eventually coming to rest.

The ink drawings are equally difficult to pin down with energetic pen, brush and pencil marks that are flowing and expressive yet determined like cursive script.

The black and white drawings have a sense of immediacy to them like the pages of an artist journal where diaristic sketching overtakes time. The larger watercolor works maintain this feeling of record keeping, partially secretive and yet shared, left open to meaning, so that the reading is many leveled, poetic. Her landscapes are evocative, misty vistas, sublime settings, sky ghosting land, storms brewing as clouds part. Humans exist as auras, pulsing connections. A black scribble that nears obliteration was inspired by a dead duck. The works - wabi-sabi.
 
Marie leads but her back is covered. Works of the late Robert Bigelow and their son, Sangito Bigelow, are exhibited alongside.

The late Robert Bigelow is well known in the valley as having been a prolific and accomplished artist. He was drawing and painting until his last day. Alongside Arcand, and in honor of their thirty-three-year marriage with its ground swell of art, the latest works of Robert Bigelow show a creativity that explored the potential of greatness in overlooked details. Deconstructing older works, and reassembling the pieces, these drawings combined with collage became shallow reliefs, a combination of architectonic and organic shapes using rich Veronese colors, The Bigelow touch lives on.

Sangito Bigelow is the apple that fell near, into his generation, one where wabi-sabi is explored through Grunge, Pop, graffiti, street murals and tattoos. Practicing the visual arts in a manner that evolved away from the modernist white cube and onto any surface that was available, including one's body - his imagery sharply, wittily and critically attests to the cornucopia of daily experience.