The Navasota Artist-in-Residence Program and Horlock Gallery have reopened for the Fall Term with three artists.
Navasota and the Artist Residency welcome artist Hayley Labrum Morrison from Austin, Texas.
“Born and raised in the Beehive state, Hayley has since lived in Chicago, Santa Fe, Sydney, and Austin. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University in 2008 and has created custom murals across the Wasatch Front, contributed to Comic Con San Diego and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, led Dancing Moose Montessori’s Art Program, and shown in a variety of group and solo exhibitions. Hayley currently lives and works in Austin, TX.” –Hayley’s Artist Bio, http://www.hayley.co/about-hayley
Check out Hayley’s Artist Statement below:
“My work deals with the formation of core beliefs and discovery of new truths that have the power to change us. Each newly-discovered truth comes with a decision to accept and incorporate it into one’s beliefs or reject it and persist in existing beliefs. Truth can lead the open mind through a personal evolution that contributes to a more accurate and sympathetic world view.
Discovery, truth, and belief disruption take shape in my work as surreal settings of disparate styles. Elements of the natural landscape, vintage children’s books, sacred geometry, and my imagination as well as a variety of techniques and media such as mono-printing, paper marbling, spray paint, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage coalesce to unfold a reality that is reflective of the curiosity, intensified perspective, and playfulness of the impressionable mind.” – Hayley Labrum Morrison, https://artx.net/mediapost/artist-spotlight-hayley-labrum-morrison/
Hayley works in both 2-D and 3-D mixed media art.
Check out Hayley’s art website at Hayley Labrum’s Art Website: http://www.hayley.co/ and on Instagram: @hullahoop_
Caroline Faye Radell, an acrylic and oil painter from Miami, Florida, has extended her summer residency to February 2020. Caroline Faye will be continuing to develop her linear inspired artwork with nature-inspired and figurative themes.
Check out an excerpt of Caroline Faye’s Artist Statement below:
“My practice aims to celebrate and complicate the element of line as a purveyor of visual information. This exploration began with the creation of my own linear language that investigates the artificiality of painted line in conjunction with the realities it communicates. Lines have the ability to create the illusion of three-dimensional space, but their visibility simultaneously indicates that an image is constructed on a flat surface. These opposing functions are the formal foundation atop which I build my compositions.
Each painting begins with abstract space made from an amalgamation of linear networks. Some remain explorations of the relationship between line, space, and dimension, and often include personal inspirations such as backyard flora, religious symbols, and many others. These inspirations are extremely malleable because they represent the interests of my mind’s eye at a moments notice. This often creates disjointed environments that contain hidden moments of beauty throughout. As a result, layering and transparency become central to the work as methods of selective concealment. They mitigate, emphasize, and alter previously overwhelming visual information to seek clarity in created chaos- an approach that parallels my day-to-day experience as a painter on the autism spectrum. The process of choosing which elements of myself (whether that be my behavior or my artistic hand) to emphasize, which to obscure, and which to hide entirely has characterized my development as both an artist and a human being. While this process may resemble an attempt at assimilation, anxiety, uncertainty, and differences remain visible.” – Caroline Faye Radell, https://carolinefaye.com/about/statement/
Caroline Faye’s Art Website: https://carolinefaye.com/ & Caroline Faye’s Instagram: @carolinefayeart
Rebecca Dias, a mixed media watercolor and acrylic artist from Phoenix, Arizona, will be continuing her residency for a third and final term. Rebecca has been working on 3 illustration projects during her residency, including Navasota is Beautiful: The Story of a Texas Railroad Town. All three projects are anticipated for release in Fall 2019 and 2020.
Rebecca Dias’s Art Website: https://www.rwdias.com/