In Carla Weeks' work, color, line, and form function as glyphs to navigate through the physical and emotional experience of place.
In Carla’s oil paintings on linen created for Mapping the Margin, recurring geometric patterns create a peaceful predictability that mimics the persistent progression of day and night.
These paintings examine the grid as a record of passing time. Almost calendar-like in their order, the floating grids evoke rhythm and routine, introducing familiar patterns with subtle variations. Layers of transparent color meld with vaporous texture to comment on the fleeting and predictable cadence of days and nights.
In this work, Carla creates a series of radiant monochromes with highly attuned color specificity that offer an atmospheric counterpoint to her geometric abstractions.
These tiny works are formal experiments - challenging my understanding of color and color relationships. While maintaining a limited shape vocabulary, I have utilized new palettes that prompt me to question how color operates within my work and to focus on expanding my understanding of the oil medium.
In her meditative painting practice, Carla finds balance and creates calm through color and form.
As someone who works with color instinctually, I thought it important to challenge which colors I use and why. These pieces have a vibrancy that I’ve shied away from in the past.