CALLY LOTZ-‘Trapped,’ 2021
In Cally’ words,
“My work continues to explore concepts of containment within the psychological context. It takes its cue from this particular moment in history with all the separately experienced anxieties determined by isolation and fear for our welfare.
Employing a highly articulated painting style, the objects I portray are not chosen for any intrinsic beauty, but for the potential they offer to me as a painter. They are selected as a relatively neutral starting point for formal experiment.
Acknowledging that there is always a gap between meaning and interpretation that relies on compensation and association by the viewer, my objective is to convey these simple ordinary objects as symbols of implied meaning. The methods of suggestion I use play with perceptions of similarity, affinity, uncertainty and ambiguity.”