Carolyn Stockbridge
Grounds For Interpretation
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January 4 - 29, 2011 - Opening Reception: Thurs. Jan. 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


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"Grounds For Interpretation came into fruition after a working trip to NYC and Woodstock. I returned to my Vancouver studio fully infused with the magnitude of my NYC experience. Time spent with my longtime mentor, Henrietta Mantooth, reminded me of the open doorway to honest expression that painting can provide.

I am wholly devoted to abstract painting and have been for many years. However, my real work and an essential part of my practice, is knowing how to step out of the way to allow the flow or force of the piece to occur. It sounds simple yet, it is a very real challenge, one that takes a great deal of awareness, intuition and listening. I equate my relationship with painting to the continual unfolding of truths that occur in any long-term committment. Painting is about a mindful balance; just as with life, so it is with painting. The more I give to understanding the more there is to understand."

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