Rapid Eye Movement (REM) - Works by Courtney Miley
Where: Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa - 3488 Brentwood Drive, BR, LA 70809 Opening Reception Date: Aug. 9th, 2019 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Exhibit Dates: July 22, 2019 – Oct. 4, 2019
The Healthcare Gallery and Ellemnop.Art are proud to present Rapid Eye Movement (REM), a selection of 30 original works by local artist, Courtney Miley.
“REM is the stage of sleep where the sleeper experiences rapid eye movements and the ability to dream more vivid. During REM Sleep the body’s muscles are the most relaxed yet the brain acts as if the body is awake.
In this solo exhibition, artist, Courtney Miley’s art places the viewer in a state of REM sleep; while awake. Viewers eyes will conduct rapid eye movements across the canvas to capture the brush strokes, while feeling a total sense of relaxation, as if they were in the REM Sleep state. Seemingly the titles of these paintings match the canvas as if they were the title of the canvas’ dream.”
From the Artist:
I create to discover the emotion of movement and the intuition of color selection in the composition of my art. Each day I encounter several streams of inspiration that give me the freedom to naturally bring creative works to the canvas. How we interpret our life’s experiences, our emotions and responses to them, greatly differ. The experiences we encounter shape the ultimate outcome of our lives, in this way my art imitates life. I do not attempt to control the outcome of my creative works, I only control the process, the experience. This affords me the luxury to experience the blending of artistic styles and the emotions these styles create, the final outcome is the canvas’ response to the artistic experience.