Lucinda Cobley: Translucence

Lucinda Cobley, Colour Transposition Series 5, 2013, acrylic and pigments on pla
Lucinda Cobley, Colour Transposition Series 5, 2013, acrylic and pigments on plastic, 12 x 12 inches (courtesy of Wade Wilson Art)

Virginia Billeaud Anderson interviews painter Lucinda Cobley on the occasion of the exhibition Lucinda Cobley: Sequence at Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX, on view through April 27, 2013.

Anderson writes that "Cobley is intellectually engaged with her process of painting and printing on transparent materials such as etched glass and clear plastic. The artist possesses impressive knowledge of her materials and at times sounds like a scientist when discussing light refraction or the chemical properties of marble dust. Her practice is to apply oils or acrylics mixed with minerals and pigments such as alabaster, malachite or marble dust, onto stacked sheets of Mylar, frosted plexi, or glass, so that textured paint, reflected light and shadows resolve into meditative translucence."