Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Photos from SHIFT

Gallery Director Anne LaPrade Seuthe writes; 

On view in the main gallery space are a forest of tree sculptures,
a garden inspired meditation floor painting, a painting of a sparkling waterfall,
alcohol-ink paintings on tiles, and paper flower sculptures in a variety of sizes.

Hunsicker’s ethereal, open ended paintings made their first appearance in a
solo show at Hampden Gallery 10 years ago. In this new body of work,
aptly titled “shift”, the artist’s signature orbs and floral motifs have
have shifted from two to three dimensional.

 Her process involves  gathering together materials that are headed to be discarded.
This body of work is comprised 80% or more of recycled materials.
Hunsicker repurposed these materials in unexpected ways -- all while
 keeping notions of a lush edenic garden somewhere in the mix.

 Of the shift that has occurred in the works in the exhibition, Hunsicker writes,
“ By keeping my studio practice in line with my spiritual practice I trusted
that the resulting works would in some ways express my view of the  world.”



Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer