RANA ROCHAT: NEW WORK
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tillman March 14, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Encaustic works by Rana Rochat hang at David Lusk Gallery Memphis this spring. New Work is comprised of large abstract paintings on panel or paper that are created through a highly refined process of thin wax layers and fluid markings in oil.
Rochat’s surfaces gleam, although they are created with a depth of marks and layers that belies the actual material density. The forms, shapes and marks that inhabit her imagery feel familiar yet resist specificity. Rochat states, “Within an environment of deep light and color, my goal is to create an experience that is pre-verbal -- promoting pictorial awareness instead of any explicit formatting of perceptual experiences into narratives. I like to think of my paintings as visual poems.”