Cynthia Ona Innis, Brink, 2016, Acrylic, ink and fabric on wood panel, 46 x 60"
"Blacks, pale yellows, an array of neutrals and multitude of blues — ranging from robins-egg to midnight — are the predominant colors. Overall, despite the intrusion here and there of a few louder colors, the overall emotional tone of these paintings and drawings is hushed. While California inspired this series, what we see speaks less about place than about natural forces that equate to time. Set in low relief, these “horizon lines” become “windows” through which the elements can be seen lashing land, sea and sky. In freezing such moments, the fabric lines function as both formal compositional devices and as a visual cues, drawing attention to in-between spaces that read as layers of accumulated sediment: core samples from eons passed."
Read the full article in Square Cylinder by David M. Roth.