In A Sense of Place, Bourdon compiles, disassembles and reconstructs subconscious memories of many nonspecific locations to formulate new, imaginary locations. While the images are inspired by actual places, her process of painting results in a novel and independent landscape.
Bourdon’s artwork is rooted in her experiences as a musician. Within each painting she works subconsciously in terms of sound quality: repetition of a visual element becomes rhythm; line and color transform into melody and harmony.
In these works, the landscape becomes transformed in the process of creation and improvisation. She prefers to improvise rather than plan the painting, and she presents shapes found in natural and urban environments as abstract forms. Disinterested with direct representation, she examines and interprets her subject matter, transforming it.
Absorb her work in the Armstrong Gallery at the Holland Area Arts Council. Join us for light refreshments and snacks at the opening reception on Thursday, July 6 from 6 to 8pm. The exhibit will be on display through August 12. The exhibit and the opening are free and open to the public.