September 6 — October 4, 2014

Last Light Before a Long Night

Claire Colette



Working with graphite on paper and wood panel, Claire Colette lays fine lines with precise mark making reminiscent of noirish architectural renderings. The angled lines created with negative space recall darkened doorways and obscured views. As noted by Colette, “My work is a persistent exploration of the immediate and the infinite. I investigate relationships between personal experience and scientific truths -- that which lies between the phenomenological and the empirical. Working with abstraction and repetitive mark making I am de-constructing experiences to explore our shifting interpretations of what is known, what is real and how we see.”

Born in France in 1980, Claire Colette located to California as a small child and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Colette earned an MFA from Mills College in 2013 and has been an artist in residence at Root Division in San Francisco and the School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work is in the collection of the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. This will be the first exhibition of Colette’s work in Texas.

Artists in this Exhibition