Monthly Archives: August 2005

Marcia Hindman & Darlene Schaper

Marcia Hindman, oil painting
Darlene Schaper, ceramic sculpture
August 25- September 27

      Marcia Hindman will be offering her latest abstract paintings. Hindman has always centered on about ten different shapes that she continues to use in each painting, sometimes alone and sometimes as part of a repetitive pattern field. Images such as landscapes & architectural elements are only hinted at. Hindman uses the repetitive shapes to explore new colors and combinations of colors to create movement, rhythm, range, tension, and balance.  Her process of abstraction involves erasing lines, adding lines, covering up part of the shapes, and interlocking the shapes and lines. The result is an interesting composition with depth and uncovered surprises.  For this show she has both large and smaller canvases.

Marcia Hindman  “Pacific”
 oil on canvas  30″ X 30″

      Darlene Schaper’s sculptures are created from a mix of found medias and low-fire ceramics.  Her surfaces are a contrast of a skin-like encaustic wax, set against the coarse, aged textures of nostalgic patterns. These are then brought to life with the bright colors of contemporary intensity. Integrated with the clay are other materials such as metal, found objects, and fabric.  Schaper’s work is intended to attract the viewer with its playfulness and humor, and recoil, as its dark commentary becomes evident. Incorporating pop culture causes the objects to be familiar but she is using them for their associative qualities. She creates imagery of the physiological, an undiscovered world of her dreams, that celebrates her attraction to an alternative world of fantastical creatures that do as they please.  This is a surrogate place where loss and pain are triumphed in the most unusual way.


Darlene Schaper  “Insomnia”
ceramic & encaustic  4′ H