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Sky Power, a Provincetown abstract painter will introduce her latest series ‘The Bardo of Dream’ at Tristan Gallery July 10 - 23. The dreamscapes, painted in oils on 2’ X 2’ masonite panels using intense complimentary colors, portray the wilderness at the crossroads of her consciousness, highlighting the ambiguity inherent in the bardo experience by utilizing the form of the diptych to convey the tension caught between two opposites. The velocity of color of one creates an edge next to the subtle luminosity of another, opening the gap of bardo. Bardo is the interval that links the death of one state of mind and the birth of another, brought about by an intense emotional experience where two contrasting extremes, such as hope and fear, are present simultaneously. This in-between state of uncertainty and suspension can feel frightening and confusing because the rational mind is unable to reconcile the existence of opposites within the same moment. However, when we give up trying to hold onto one extreme or another and embrace the paradox, our experience can be liberating, opening new possibilities of consciousness.
Power studied painting at Cornish School of Allied Arts in Seattle, WA, and has exhibited her work in galleries in Provincetown, Boston, and Washington, D.C. since 1984. Her objective is to visually create an emotional aesthetic comparable to experiencing music.
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