Friday, March 07, 2008

Artist Feature 11 : Molly Brose

Local artist Molly Brose is best inspired while engaged in the making of her art, taking chances along the way. Molly started out as a jewelry maker after college, and gradually returned to her childhood love of making art. The subjects chosen for Molly’s lyrical pieces consist of anything that speaks to her intuitively, from an old photograph to a phone conversation. According to Molly, “it’s gotta be worthy of a song.”

NKG has two new pieces by Molly on view right now. Both “Good Together” and “The Girl He Chose” [pictured below] feature Molly’s meticulous drawings on a smudged background of watercolor and conté. “The Girl He Chose” allows the viewer to see the subject through a zoomed-in lens. “Good Together” shows two people on horseback inside a more defined diamond shape, with a red circle overlapping the picture plane. Both backgrounds are scratched more than her previous works, and greater emphasis is given to the paintings’ linear properties (done in watercolor and graphite).

Molly’s new work continues to sparkle like precious jewels, worn as a personal ornament to remember where they came from, and where they are headed. Stop by and see them if you haven't done so already!

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