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Carol Miller Frost

Black and White paintings of large spheres metaphoric for bales of hay. on farms PEI
A disorienting experience in an expansive landscape of Nova Scotia CA. lead to oil paintings and pastel drawings about fluctuating, ambiguous space. This body of work revisits drawings made in 1995-2000

Carol Miller Frost

Black and white pastel drawings of large spheres abstracted from hay blaes.
Black and white Pastel drawing (40"x30") of objects in space.

Carol Miller Frost

Black and White paintings of large spheres metaphoric for bales of hay. on farms PEI
Black and White oil painting (36"x36) of a disorienting landscape experience in Nova Scotia CA. Pure manifestations of space, lightness and darkness.

Carol Miller Frost

Black and white painting of large spheres metaphoric for bales of hay. on farms PEI
Black and white oil painting (48"x36") from a disorienting experience in a landscape in Nova Scotia, CA.

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About Carol

Baltimore City

Carol Miller Frost originally from Philadelphia, received her MFA in 1986 from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.  She taught at Loyola University for twenty seven years and was director of the Julio Fine Arts gallery for six years exhibiting local, regional and west coast artists.    Her latest exhibitions include: "Perception Of Light", Loyola University Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Baltimore MD 2016, "Shifting Light", C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD, 2014; "... more

Spatial Vagaries

During 2019 and 2020 I made drawings and paintings after revisiting a body of work (pastel drawings) made in 1995-2000 while traveling in Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, I had a disorienting experience of objects (bales of hay) scattered across an expansive ground set against a backdrop of sea and sky. Moved by the objects uncertainty and openness I became more interested in the spatial ambiguity rather than the landscape itself. I find myself once again fascinated by a space that fluctuates, that is not deep and not shallow. Working with space, light , darkness and volume , the bales dematerialzie and become spheres. The paintins are oil on canvas and the drawings are made on Rieves BFK paper.

Shifting Light

The play of shadows from light streaming in three large windows on the south side of my studio located in an old textile mill have strongly influenced these paintings.

I have been exploring painting in a reductive manner by limiting my palette to monochromatic color. Layers of muted grayed down hues appear to be absorbed into the canvas with some edges that dissolve into each other and some that are hard.

The idea that light has a presence and thingness to it intrigues me.

My body feels the light the moment it touches me--before I touch it.

The air knows when the light enters.

The light know when the air does.

I hope that my work transcends the physical qualities of the painting as the viewer looks into the space. It is not purely minimal but involves a range of optical and psychological effects. It is a personal reflection of my experiences of things known and unknown, a negotiation between emotion and the intellect.

Body Work

Notions About Space

The ambiguous spatial effect of land, sea and sky merging together on the farms of Prince Edward Island lead to drawings and paintings of circles flattened into spheres.

Charcoal and Oil Bar Drawings

Line Drawings

Drawing has always been a part of my studio practice. It is a visual way of thinking about an idea but also an entity unto itself.