Moderated by Pyramid Artistic Director Gretchen via Zoom, Gail will discuss her process for creating the pieces in the current exhibition at Pyramid – Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form
In the Helen C. Frederick Gallery
May 20, 2023 – June 25, 2023
DC Artist Gail Shaw-Clemons’ mastery of the rainbow roll technique is on full display in this vibrant exhibition of her monotype sculptural prints. Her work challenges the eye to see color not experienced before. Nearly 50 of these vivid works comprise the exhibition, dominant in the series are sculptural assemblages that twist paper and color into even more high-contrast rainbows.
This body of work began at Pyramid Atlantic when it first opened from the Covid-19 shutdown. Working with color became a healing and rejuvenating process for the artist, presenting a needed distraction from the horrors of Covid as well as the racial and political unrest.“This series represents the fact that beauty can be created in response to—and in spite of—trauma, disappointment, fear, and bewilderment…Rainbows are a sign of hope, new beginnings, and transformation.” – Gail Shaw-Clemons