Medium: Oil on Linen
20" x 40"
Northway by Michael Farrell
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas
40" x 27"
Relying on Memories
Landscape Paintings by Michael Farrell
and Abstract Paintings by Edda Jakab
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
August 31 - October 19, 2007
Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 7th from 6-8pm
Live Music by The Columbia Orchestra
Let the image float inside you,Pass slowly by.
The slightest idea of it
Will suffice you
Edda Jakab described in 2006, her search “for the situation that speaks of the fleeting moment, and that, at the same time, suggests the sense of another time. Space that speaks of absence and – at the same time- presence; the kind that’s less seen than felt.” Edda Jakab
Edda Jakab was planning this exhibit when she passed away on March 2, 2007, after a year-long illness with brain cancer. The Howard County Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dr. George Jakab and family for fulfilling Edda’s plan to make this exhibit a possibility.
“My work is grounded in memory – in particular, of place and where the natural and man-made worlds intersect. The process of remembering suggests an ordering of nature through which the underlying geometry of these places emerges. In a similar way, the making of the images becomes a parallel for this experience of remembering. The initial drawings of charcoal on canvas are specific, and the washes of transparent color reflect the immediacy of the experience. Time and distance, however, cause the particulars of memory to fade, leaving impressions of light, shape, color and space. The painting develops in a parallel way. Images and colors are literally sanded away, and are then redrawn with new layers and washes of color added – a process that reflects more memory than immediate experience. His additive and subtractive process is repeated until the imagery reaches a new equilibrium – one that fixes itself in my memory and takes on an existence that both reflects and re-shapes the original visual experience.” Michael Farrell