May 6 – June 11, 2023
Gallery Route One presents Time of Wonder by member artist, Pat Augsburger. Integrating both abstraction and realism, Augsburger presents a new series of oil paintings which depict figures in the midst of wonder, imagination, and/or curiosity.
“My concentration on figurative painting allows me the opportunity to explore the synergy between my subjects and their environment with hopes of relaying a story that can be realistic and or imaginative,” Augsburger explains. Intrigued by the essential movements or gestures that are unique to her subjects, she incorporates these nuances into her paintings: the way a young girl may slide her hand over her forehead or how a young woman throws her head back. “There is a liberation in drawing on both representation and abstraction in the same painting and allowing for this interplay to reveal my subjects on a deeper level.”