My work is concerned with the inadequacy and impermanence of memory. As I excavate the strata of the past, I build these layers into my paintings, recombining incomplete images and symbols in order to evoke the emotional experience of moments distant in time and space. Moving from polished surfaces to layered textures, combining issues of self and society, I seek to create arresting and ambiguous imagery that draws the viewer into an ongoing dialogue. In a world that is constantly in flux, my paintings record the process of piecing together ideas, impressions, and fragments of memory into a unified and resonant narrative.

    © 2021 Julia Lambright