A little bit about Resa's work in her own words:
"The essence of my work is to make paintings that underscore the concept of a lush sensuality and an unsettling, overwhelming beauty. In viewing the cut-edge paintings, you’ll have noticed that I’ve broken out of the rectangular picture plane to make complex cut surfaces that are extravagant, untamed, and growing out of control.
The cut-edge paintings are large, usually 10-11 feet wide and they take me many months to create. I start by designing the edges on the computer (this can take up to three months) and then I have the panels laser cut. Once the panels arrive at my studio, I start drawing out the composition directly onto the panel’s surface — allowing it to change and grow as I paint. My newest project is nine panels and is approximately 38-feet wide. I hope to have it finished before the summer.
Through my work, I attempt to show nature at odds with itself by playing with the contradictions of emptiness versus fullness, lush versus barren, and rapture versus displeasure. In my paintings, the berries, linear loops, and tiny dots represent an abundance of embryos, eggs, and seeds. Heaps are an important element: these berries, loops, tiny dots, and sometimes creatures accumulate in piles and mounds and represent the bounty of femininity and ripeness."
Resa has co-curated a show she and two others are in, called Sprawl, that opens on April 29th at Fort Point Arts Community. I will be sure to be in attendance and have pics for you. On to the visit...
More images after the JUMP! And if you'd like to see the raw pics, check out the blog's flickr page.