Somatic Substratum: Physical human interaction as foundation for life - Bethany Picone

Monday, September 8, 2014–Friday, September 26

Posted by: Department of Art and Design

An solo exhibition by MFA student Bethany Picone.

Picone explores Abstract Expressionism with acrylic and oil paint. Each work is focused on physical process, which is her contemplative response to a culture that is increasingly digital and in a perpetual state of busyness. The process of painting serves as an engagement of the tactile world and a movement toward real physical experience.

Her visual language consists of mark making that is complex, layered, and gestural through which she explores concepts of control, simplicity, and authenticity. The evidence of the painter’s hand serves as a reminder of the value in physical interaction.

“Bethany uniquely uses light and color to create engaging, melodic compositions,” commented artist Amy Fox. “She is skilled at creating compelling movement in each piece.” 

Bethany Picone is an LA based artist. She receiver her BA from Westmont College in Studio Art in 2009 and is an MFA candidate at Azusa Pacific University. She also teaches art at Oaks Christian School in Thousand Oaks, California.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 9, 6:00-8:00pm

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