Setting the Stage to Further My Narratives • Amy Aragon

Jun 4 to Jun 27, 2015 • Upstairs Gallery

Amy Aragon pursued to progress her creative potential by finishing a postgraduate program in 3D animation in Toronto, at globally rated Animation Art Center in Seneca College. As a result, she planned to produce cross platform projects wherein some paintings will involve 3D vocabulary, graphics will include painterly elements, and constructed objects will involve both. At current, she will exhibit the initial stages of carrying out her goals, through her first paintings that involve layers sourced from 3D animation.

She continually works on the subject of aggressive decoration and, the accumulation of objects of desire that she relates to meanings of establishing homes while in states of transition. She furthers her construction and process by first deciding to see her composition in the point of view of a production set, as a progression from a flat picture approach. This take off relates well to the environment making capabilities of 3D graphics. She then brings it back to the painting field because “the path ending with the best details always lead to painting”. What she meant was that even in modeling in 3d animation, you have to texture everything through digital painting. In citing the parallel in finishing processes, she shifts layers from 3D to hands on painterly with actual materials.

The visible developments in her current works involves views from a constructed scene where the artist can rotate all elements, and be at viewing angles possible when you are within a 3D environment. We can also notice her exploration of layers that shifts from 3D perspectives of texturing (- putting a skin of rendering on a sculpted colorless virtual mass), to painterly translation of images, material handling and expressive gesturing. At this stage, she is working on the raw quality of imagery created from basic default settings of 3D modeling, rendered with an equivalent rawness of handling oil on canvas.