SLO Provisions

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SLO Provisions
1255 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo
, CA
805 439 4298

“Between here and there-Entre ici et la”Paintings by Jim apRoberts and Priscille Febvre DehoveOpening reception: Friday, September 1st from 6pm until 9pmPaintings on display through the end of the month  Priscille Febvre Dehove was born in 1964 and lives in Saumur.Her passion for painting comes from her birth place, in Normandy. Honfleur, Deauville, their beaches where she made her first steps... Thanks to her mother, an amateur painter too, she early discoveredthe impressionist painters who were used to come here to catch the Normandy light. Since her youth, she plays with colors and works with pastel pencils, oils paint and gouaches, trying to express more than impicture.In 2015, she visited a California friend and painter, Jim apRoberts who put her first spatula and her first tube of acrylic paint in her hand. It was a revelation for her!ARTISTIC APPROACHPriscille works acrylic paints with spatulas, paints which texture and drying timepermit to her to explore her inspiration better.A curve, a movement, a line are her starting points for her lyric abstract expression. And following the colors helps her to go on her path. She often returns to her layers, until each color, each shape has found its place and built the space. She goes deeply into, streaks, scratches and scrapes the layers of the painting, in order to find things behind the things and light, and in order to create volumes until their balance point.There are things behind the things that guides over the appearances and which can’t be described in a figurative way. This is exactly what she searches for: to make the emotions flooding out the several layers of colors and filling the space, to build it until finding its balance. This artist doesn’t try to describe but reaches to express her inner feeling to the outside world, her lines and streaks giventhe rhythm to the whole.Jim apRoberts lives and works as an artist in San Luis Obispo.  His work can be found in collections and residences, throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Africa, and Mexico.  His paintings are representational with a twist.  He feels that the viewing experience is much more engaging when the work he creates is open ended and suggests an illusion of reality that allows the viewer to fill in the meaning and detail with imagination. His inspiration comes from many sources. Jim’s work is full of color and texture. He believes that a painting has to have ideas brewing in it, just as a story needs a plot. He works with a variety of themes and oftentimes paints in series, “zigzagging” back and forth from series to another. As Jim likes to say he knows when a painting is complete, yet he rarely completes a series.Artist Statement"My paintings are representational with a twist. I feel that the viewing experience is much more engaging when the work I create is open ended and suggests an illusion of reality that allows the viewer to fill in meaning and detail with imagination. My inspiration comes from many sources. I love color and texture and incorporate both in my work. I believe that a painting has to have ideas brewing in it, just as a story needs a plot. I work with a variety of themes and oftentimes paint in series, zigzagging back and forth from one series to another. I know when a painting is complete, yet I rarely complete a series. I invite you to see my work and share your thoughts with me. I enjoy knowing what people see when they view my wor