Join Rohini Ralby for a painting demonstration in conjunction with her exhibition "foursquares." Ralby will be on the second floor bridge in the Manning Academic Center (Stevenson University's Owings Mills North Campus) from noon to 2 PM on April 3rd.
Ralby uses three colors plus white oil paints and palette knives to visualize “fourchotomy” word meanings. In this demonstration, she will be creating imagery for the feeling of immobile, agile, steadfast, and flighty.
foursquares is on view in the Greenspring Art Gallery (Greenspring Campus) through May 18th.
About the Exhibition:
Color. Rhythm. Space. Value. Stroke. Each element contributes its own composition to the whole, and all must integrate to form a successful painting. Rohini Ralby works at the confluence of multiple artistic and spiritual traditions. Like all her teachers, she focuses on where within the artist an artwork emerges; to allow art to manifest from the deepest levels, one has to go beyond technique.
In 2011, Ralby returned to her brush and blades and began working with oils on paper, canvas, and panel. The resulting compositions vibrate at the frequencies that underlie conventional signification. Her pictorial languages have evolved with her contemplative and artistic practice. Ralby’s paintings, which consist of four panels each, depict the vibrations of each component in a semantic field of four qualities, which Ralby has termed a fourchotomy; for this reason, the paintings are called Foursquares.