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Ephemeral Truth

Christiane Vincent Exhibits at Quicksilver

February 24—April 2, 2006

"Displaying a magical lightness of touch, (Vincent) transforms our vision of the every day world, working with the discarded and the overlooked, she retrieves, reinvents, and revives..."
      —Harley, Curator, "New Ceramic Horizons" Paradise Ridge Sculpture Grove 2002/3

Graton artist Christiane Michaela Vincent presents a solo exhibition of her recent paintings and sculpture at the Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville beginning February 24th. This Show, titled Ephemeral Truth, continues through April 2nd.

The work in this Exhibition is in part an installation as well as including wall hung assemblage and sculpture. "It is my intent to prepare the viewer to enter a state of mystery and expectation, seeing as if for the first time the pure existence of things, discovering intimacies, and the ephemeral fragility of truth." In her selection of materials, Vincent’s work always seems to relate to nature, and to an understanding that we need to "pay vigilant attention to our world, see things in their mortality, and understand that everything will inevitably change."

"Adrift" by Christiane Vincent
"Adrift", mixed media, 60" x 48" 2005 (detail)

"Themes and inspiration for my work are an ongoing dialogue between self, nature and the environment. Contemporary classical music, as it induces certain states of spontaneous lucidity; the writing of philosophers and mystics; and literature and poetry are all important contributors to my creative process, says Vincent.

Christiane Vincent was born and educated in Germany. Her work, assemblages of carefully selected materials found in nature as well as various metals and resin, presented in both two and three dimensions, has been exhibited frequently in the greater Bay Area.

"Source" by Christiane Vincent
"Source", plaster, reed, lead on canvas, 2005


"Heavy Water" by Christiane Vincent
"Adrift", (detail), mixed media, 60" x 48" 2005 (left);
"Heavy Water", lead, 2006 (installation, right)


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Christiane Vincent in New York City
Christiane Vincent

An Artist Reception for Christiane Vincent will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 4—6 p.m.

"The Blue Hour"
"The Blue Hour", plaster, pigment on canvas/panel, 2005


"Heavy Sky"
"Heavy Sky", lead, plaster, pigment on canvas, 2005


"Confession", plaster, pigment, cloth, copper mesh on canvas, 2006

Vincent's 2012 Show