04 Apr Meet The Artist of the Month: Hope Morgan
February 23, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Three Notch’d RVA Collab House
2930 W Broad St Ste B
We here at the RVA Collab House pride ourselves in working with the community and what better way than to showcase some of the great artists that RVA has to offer. Hope is no exception and incredibly talented. Come grab a beer with Hope and pick her brain about her creative works and have a chance to purchase one of her pieces before they come down at the end of the month.
Hope is a Richmond, VA native who graduated in 2016 from Longwood University with a BFA in drawing and painting. Most notably, her work can be found in the private collection of the Longwood Center for Visual Arts. Currently, Hope is an enrichment teacher at Saint Christopher’s School.
In her words:
The decisions I execute when making art are about creating balance in the midst of chaos. The chaos is born out of intuitive marks I lay out as I begin each piece. I begin with painting, which allows me to let loose and create varying textures and colors which acts as a catalyst for the ink. From this comes an inevitable series of problem solving. Where do I go from here? What do I do with these marks and textures? Where do they belong and how do I get them there? As each piece progresses, I encompass that chaos in a more intentional orchestration of balance and harmony.
The Circle is an important aspect in all of my work. It represents a continuum and serves as a focal point throughout each piece. Individual circular shapes provide space for the eye to rest like marks of punctuation. The circular aspects of my art serve as a simple, primal symbol among all of the chaos, which becomes ultimately meditative.
There is a rush stimulated by putting elements in just the right place. I then emphasize that place by boldly outlining and connecting these elements so that it feels like a focused mediation on color and space. Everything is contained, and I am left with a sense of calm in the control I have gained.