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Chasing Color: Christiane Corcelle + Carole Rabe

Exhibition Dates: Feb 22 - Mar 22

Concord Art

Carole Farnsworth Rabe

I receive my inspiration from intense observation of the things around me, exploring how the human eye perceives the things around us, and how the hand and the heart work to put the image on canvas.

My imagery is personal; I need some connection to my subject matter in order for me to claim it in a painting. The way light reflects on a countertop or hits the side of a chair is the spark that gets the painting started. My paintings are about the relationship between the colors, shapes, and values that are created by the color of light.

It’s a wonderful feeling when the reality of the painting takes on a life of its own and exists on its own apart from the objects observed. It seems like such a simple thing, but there is something magical and transcendent about this aspect of representation that has a very strong power for me.

Christiane Corcelle

My art is a spontaneous and intuitive process that involves painting, collage, de-collage, scraping, sanding, and layering. I build depth and history by repeating these steps, creating a dynamic interplay between addition and subtraction. Inspired by my love of nature, the memories of my travels, and the beauty found in everyday life, each piece becomes a textured tapestry that tells a unique visual story.

Viewers are invited to embark on their own interpretative journey through the layers of meaning embedded within each piece.


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