S: GOT LOVE? Ashleigh Kay
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FC: GOT LOVE?
1: Experimentation and new challenges has always been essential to my process, driving and forming my work, it requires letting go of all doubt and being present in the moment. Most recently, my process has brought about a need to reinvent and rethink what I’ve been creating. Dabbling in a variety of personal techniques, I found myself wanting to use colors I’d never really focused on before, particularly, fleshy pink. Being attracted to the color for it’s feeling of femininity and sensuality, I set out to make the pinkest painting I’d ever made. Having always been collage oriented, I started playing with big, red, Helvetica vinyl letters and the phrase, GOT LOVE? found itself stretched across the piece. This painting became the catalyst for the entire body of work and left me feeling completely enamored with where it may lead. With the dominant content of love, the work quickly evolved in pairs, each with an equal partner and opposing palettes. The second half to this palette being primarily deep turquoise, also a color I’d never explored fully prior to setting out on this body of work. Everything about the way this body of work has evolved is against the way I usually create, while expressionist marks and layering are still ever present, it is the planned aspects of this work’s evolution that has made it so dramatically different. The palette limitations, the restriction of doing everything in pairs, even the use of the abstracted human form, all felt very strange to me initially, strange because it was a new way to work, and it made me slow down and really think, and it felt good. GOT LOVE? manifested into a playground of ideas; being fully aware of a shift in my work that was happening and embracing that shift whole heartedly, I soon found myself being influenced by graphic design and street art, only to find those influences appearing in some of the new works of the GOT LOVE? group. The work has become a more direct connection to what is happening around me. It is this strange, new, good, feeling that has made the overall theme behind the work be that of love, whatever form it may be. Whether it is love for another person, for what you do, for what you’re doing right now, it’s about love. - Ashleigh Kay
2: Who Do You Love?
3: I Love The Way...
4: Stay All Night
5: I Love You | I Love You Too
6: Chassis (Move That)
7: Just Got To Be
8: Your Touch
9: Trying to Forget Everything That Isn't You
10: I Smell Sex & Candy ;) | The Prowl
11: Oh Snap! | Cherry Paisley
12: Show Me | Keep Me
13: Moondance | I Found the Cure to Growing Older
14: Just Can't Stop | Sweeta Than Ben & Jerry's
15: I'm Just Lookin' For Some Tush | She's Got Legs (And She Knows How to Use Them)
16: Owl Love You Forever
17: Mine That Bird
18: She Was Made to Blow You Away
19: Strange Desire