Expanded Contemporary Drawing Practices encourages dialogues about the evolving medium of drawing. Featured artists share their strategies. As a research project, the blog strives to present a broad spectrum of non-traditional approaches and create a forum for artists, educators, and related organizations. It is a framework for consideration for what drawing can be.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Cindy Imhoff-Bruininks: Site on Site
I am drawn to the periphery of places, calling
attention to what is not there as well as what may be.
I work in series, documenting daily experience in
multiple ways as a means of contrasting the stereotypical with the unique.
Interior spaces, landscapes, and objects such as buildings, cars, and fire
hydrants come from sites that I see on my daily journeys. Images play with
perspective and scale in a way that often converts the distant and unnoticed to
the up-close and intimate.
Process is key to my work. "The World As It
Goes By" is a series of plastic sculptures drawn from my car windows. I
explore the process of drawing through tracing, cutting, and brushing acrylic
shapes. The shapes provide a perimeter for miniature landscapes that float in
and out of the periphery and evoke the fleeting moment and the daydream.
“Everywhere at Once” is a series of large-scale
that become continuous landscapes. Areas of density and confusion are
contrasted with areas of rest as a means of exploring the rhythms of day-to-day
existence. Each segment emphasizes what came before it and what might come
at Large” is a series of site-specific installations of drawings on plastic.
Here line drawings from sites I see are re-introduced into the outside world by
superimposing them onto vistas and tiny spaces.
Be it an instant, the mundane, or the imagined, I
experience moments through art-making in order to perceive that which may be
overlooked. I am interested in exploring the gap between where one is
physically and where one longs to be. Through this interest my work becomes a
meditation on the untouchable.
Imhoff-Bruininks is a Bay Area Artist and current member of Marin MOCA at the
Novato Arts Center. She received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art
Institute and an MFA in Art Practice from The University of California –Berkeley.
Her work ranges from drawing, painting and collage, to wall
sculptures and site-specific installations. Exhibitions and publications
include: Bronx River Arts Center, Mesa Arts Center AZ, Southern Exposure SF CA,
Holter Museum of Art MT, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Art Museumand New American Paintings: MFA Annual.
Awards include: Viewing Program, The Drawing Center (New York, NY) and Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts. For
more information visit:www.cindyimhoff.com