C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Light Engagement, a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Carol Miller Frost that explore the spatial vagaries of lightness and darkness, evoking a presence of light that the viewer can feel.
Both abstract and playful, the paintings expand on the artist’s pastel drawings from time spent in Nova Scotia. Moved by the uncertainty and openness of bales of hay scattered across an expansive ground set against a backdrop of sea and sky, Carol Miller Frost’s paintings are a pure manifestation of spatial ambiguity rather than the landscape itself. Working with space, light, darkness, volume, and a minimal color palette, the bales dematerialize and become spheres illuminating the artist’s fascination with an openness that fluctuates, not deep and not shallow.
Frost’s paintings confront viewers with several forms of vigorous opposition. The spheres simultaneously become and dissolve as some are less active than others, allowing space to be both the subject and the object. In these instances, whiteness is both finite and infinite. Some paintings present a much bigger story as spheres seep off of the canvas’s edges, only yielding to white gallery walls, suggesting the continuation of space and limitless possibilities. This dynamic juxtaposition of the object and non-object creates an energetic forcefield, where light and space interplay.
Carol Miller Frost is a Baltimore-based artist. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD. She has an extensive exhibition record in Florida, the mid-Atlantic region, and France. Her work is featured in the Baltimore Museum of Art, The University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA, Chateau de Rochefort, Rochefort-en Terre France, and numerous private collections. In 2014, Carol Miller Frost was a featured artist and grantee in the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund at the Katzen Center, American University in Washington, DC. Other exhibitions include Shifting Light, C. Grimaldis Gallery, numerous exhibitions at Kaplin Gallery, Vis Arts Rockville, MD, among many others.
Carol Miller Frost: Light Engagement will be on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from January 27, 2022, through March 5, 2022. A reception will take place on Saturday, January 29, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
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