Jan 7 – Feb 18, 2006
Robischon Gallery presents the seventh solo exhibition of painter Trine Bumiller. Influential in Colorado since the mid-eighties, Bumiller is known for her joined- panel and canvas paintings depicting natural images in large scale. The artist continues along this structural vein in her latest work while venturing into new territory. With a revitalized palette and recognizable imagery, Bumiller reduces her visual constituents to their purest possible form.
Each assembled painting consists of six to thirteen individual canvases. Bumiller's time-intensive process involves meticulously building up to fifty layers of pigment and glaze on each luminous surface. They are accompanied in this exhibition by several of their contemplative watercolor studies along with three, small triptych works from an earlier series. In Bumiller's newest work, objects with a mandala-like quality including gigantic, vibrantly-hued floral forms in reverse silhouette merge with backgrounds of pure, undiluted color. While this series utilizes potent color, the artist's consistent distillation of nature allows the viewer to connect to and find meaning in the patterns of the natural world.
Trine Bumiller received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Bumiller's paintings have been extensively exhibited in New York, the Mountain states region and the Southwestern U.S. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Co-Visions award from the Colorado Council on the Arts, an Arts Innovation award from the Colorado Federation for the Arts and was given both a Rocky Mountain Women's Institute residency and a Yaddo Residency from Saratoga Springs, New York. Bumiller's large-scale Wood, Water, Rock multi-canvas installation for the new Colorado Convention Center was dedicated in the spring of 2005.