Trine Bumiller : Entelechy
Jan 15 – Feb 19, 2005
Concurrent with the opening of the new Convention Center featuring Denver-based artist Trine Bumiller's multi-canvas installation "Wood Water Rock," Robischon is pleased to present new paintings by Bumiller in the Viewing Room Gallery. Bumiller's work concentrates upon tensions between order and chaos, abstraction and figuration, and natural objects in human environments. Her paintings utilize many successive glazes of oil paint to alternately reveal and conceal an underlying structural investigation of nature. Entelechy, an Aristotlian concept describing the condition in which a potentiality has become an actuality, reflects Bumiller's continued investigation of the transitions between activity and passivity, symmetry and randomness. Bumiller's work continually draws our attention to the variety of pattern and form that surround us. The indeterminacy of distance in her imagery blurs the distinction of "near" and "far" – any given image can be read as a microscopic form or a vast astronomical phenomenon.