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Julie England: New Terrain
September 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 6–24, 2022
Reception: Friday, September 9, 5-7 pm
Strata Gallery presents an established member solo exhibition New Terrain by Texas-based artist Julie England. The exhibition opens on September 6, 2022, and is on view until September 24, 2022. There is a public reception with the artist on Friday, September 9, 5-7 pm.
Julie’s paintings, inspired by the outdoors, especially arid terrain, will be shown at Strata Gallery, Santa Fe, in September. England paints earth tones and saturated color with a sense of place, imagination, and yearning. She invites the viewer to travel through topology towards the horizon, where the earth melds with the sky.
On one wall of Strata Gallery hang paintings with aerial perspectives over Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico properties. Discussions with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, about photographing her sites led to this body of work. O’Keeffe’s Clouds Above Sky series from 1965, where land observed through the airplane window was a most original pictorial idea, is now commonplace. An aerial view enhances the viewer’s awareness of space and triggers one to enter the foreground immediately.
The opposing wall at Strata Gallery holds landscape paintings featuring color and mark-making that convey energy from nature. Paint gestures capture undulating surfaces enabling a sense of movement while standing still.
Julie England is an oil painter who grew up in Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas. Her artwork is exhibited in Texas, and across the U.S. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. After a career in the semiconductor industry, England earned an Associate of Arts degree in 2015 at Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas. In 2018 she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Julie lives and works in Dallas, TX.
Strata Gallery is open from 10 am-5 pm Tuesday–Saturday. For more information about Strata Gallery, the current exhibit, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website and Instagram.