“Painting is my way of taking the indefinable pieces of life and making them into a meaningful, integrated whole, forever living on the surface of the canvas. I consider my work emotional abstract. Each collection represents the changing of families, the power of a generation of people, and the void left when a generation is gone. Using the well-worn brushes of my mother’s and my late grandmother’s, I find fulfillment in each stroke, carrying on a legacy of appreciation for the visual form. Each piece brings me closer to understanding the depth of relationships and the intricacy of family.” - Britt Bates
Charlotte Russell Contemporary is pleased to showcase a new body of work by Charleston-based artist, Britt Bates. Exploring her legacy as a fifth-generation artist is at the heart of her artistic practice. Using a limited color palette of earthy colors, Bates' abstract paintings are filled with spontaneous strokes and descriptive lines. Through what she calls "emotional abstracts," a range of emotions emerge through the visual forms and color combination creating using the well-worn brushes of her mother and grandmother.
View Bates' latest body of abstract work in-person at a "sip and see" at Mélange, 835 Main Street in Osterville, MA on July 29, 2021, 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
Sip wines by Donelan Family Wines, a boutique winery in Santa Rosa, CA while viewing featured artworks in her solo exhibition.