Courtney Oquist

My work deals with the ephemeral, transformative and mutative qualities inherent to existence.  Through a process of adding and subtracting from the surface of the painting I arrive at a place that is actively becoming and in process.  I use painting as a medium between physical and metaphysical space, exploring the moment of rupture between representation and abstraction, between human and animal bodies, and between material and mental states.  Brushstrokes become forms, people become animals, animals become plants, paint becomes surface, and surface becomes thought.

Past Exhibition

Let Us Eat Cake

Let Us Eat Cake, a group show of nearly 50 artworks celebrating the 8th birthday of SPACE. Come get some amazing art, and help us celebrate our final show and birthday bash. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 6 - 10 p.m. for cake and champagne

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