For the three artists in Shiny Objects, the common thread that binds their work is a mission to provide something ingratiating to the senses. While conscious that times are questionable and tough, inherent in their collective is an intention to uplift the viewer.
Leith uses gold, copper and silver leaf in her paintings which begin as plein-air and morph into something otherworldly when finished in her studio. The leaf gives an ethereal glimmer to the organic, lushly abstracted surfaces.
Spicer creates sculptures that are fluid and lively. Using thin layers of color over each other she creates a sense of glowing light from beneath the surface. Structurally she weaves geometric shapes that pass through and activate one another. There is no starting point or ending point, positive and negative spaces are equally important.
Rosenfeld’s paintings incorporate shattered tempered glass strategically placed over layered painted surfaces which often employ metallic and interference pig- ment. Between the glass shards are glass beads, adding another shiny element.