Gallery@LOOM Summer Art Reception – Joyce Vukela-Mayer

Join us to celebrate the work of abstract artists Joyce Vukela-Mayer at the Gallery@LOOM.
Drinks and snacks provided while you check out the artists' work on view! Public restrooms available.
As a modern-day alchemist, I am passionate about experimenting with steel, paint, and acids, to evoke chemical reactions which transform steel into a new creation. I call the abstract art that I create “reactive paintings on steel”. As opposed to capturing beauty in nature by attempting to replicate it, this technique allows me to capture beauty through nature.
While my artwork is not an obvious expression of my spiritual beliefs, it is inspired by nature but created through nature’s oxidative process, which also originates from God. The first step in creating either my non-representational or representational abstract paintings is forming steel into a canvas shape. This is followed by the application of paints and acids in multiple layers over time to allow chemical reactions and material interactions to form abstract patterns and beautiful color combinations. Ongoing experiments include coaxing differing outcomes and allowing for the development of a synergistic relationship that produces a result greater than the sum of the effects of the individual inputs.
My hope is that others will be blessed through my art.
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You will also be able to view the Studios@LOOM exhibit dedicated to the works of Carla Nathan as well as local artists Ernesto Hernandez and Jamie Shook! 06/17/2023 06:00 pm 120 Academy Street Fort Mill South Carolina 29715

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