Sydney Blum – Both Sides of the Sky
May 09 - June 08, 2019
Blum lives in relative isolation in Northern Nova Scotia in Canada along the Northumberland Strait. She moved there intentionally to be in a quiet remote place where she could internalize the rhythm of the tide. The artist is interested in water dowsing subtle energies, how fluid moves, what happens when the current shifts. Her most recent work attempts to extend the notion of flow and color vibration by changing the black grid to one that “complements” the underlying color.
Complementary colors are colors that are directly opposite each other in the color spectrum and when placed next to each other create the strongest contrast. Blum’s new work experiments with grid tones that complement the color amplifying the optical vibration, thereby further driving the sense of movement within the form.