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Candace Zebell

Candace Zebell

The goal of my work is to reveal, and to incite, a collective memory, a common language of the familiar.

I paint about the remembered, whether real or imagined.  By invoking the longings, the losses, celebrations and communions, I seek to bring back to the viewer the fragments of life almost forgotten.  When the chasm between the real and imagined, life remembered and forgotten, is bridged, we open and understand, if only fleetingly, the mystery and breadth of our lives.

The paintings are a combination of materals: acrylic house paint, script and manipulated photographic images on stretched canvas.  The writing is in pencil, ink or white chalk.  The writing is intentionally, almost wholly, illegble, intended as language that has no meaning except visually, as a key into memory.