Coming UndoneGrace Cadence
Watercolor, collaged images on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Grace combined printed images and transparent watercolor washes to represent both abstraction and elements of figures. The work evolved intuitively and can be seen as an array of fragments on a flat white ground. The opposing elements complete one another, there are contrasting colors, chaotic fragments and variations in transparencies and opacities. Within these coexisting dualities the work takes on its own unique definition.
Woodside, New York
Grace Cadence combines her traditional watercolor practice with a magazine cut-out collage subject. She cuts apart the images that surround us daily, that train us on notions of fashion and beauty. The finished works are either paintings or collages which layer abstract fragments to become a whole. Grace explains, "the interesting thing about figurative abstraction is the possibility for everyone to see it differently. A lot of my work defies straight interpretations but there is a unifying element of beauty and nature in all of them." Grace works from her living room art studio in Brooklyn, which transforms into a sea of paper after a few hours of work. When she's not painting, Grace loves trying recipes from around the world, exploring new places to eat, and teaching art locally.