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Cynthia Brinich-Langlois

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artist bio

Originally from Alaska, Cynthia Brinich-Langlois recently relocated to Milwaukee after completing a BA from Kenyon College and a MFA from the University of New Mexico. Since finishing her studies, she has taught a variety of courses at Georgia College, The University of Tampa, Ringling College of Art + Design, and New College of Florida, including all levels of printmaking, as well as digital imaging/design classes, basic animation, and drawing. Her current work investigates various adventures on the planet Mars, but she maintains an interest in environmental issues here on our own world.

artist statement

My prints retain a surreal quality, a tranquility of dreams and an unsettled future, but their strange events could become commonplace. In the images, though, time stands still, as if waiting to see what actually happens. This fleeting stillness creates time for a decision. The potential for destruction is seductive, and each terrible scene is already set to unfold in its own colorful world.

Within the images, visual elements repeat to form patterns, dense accumulations that suggest the proliferation of living things throughout the world. There is an intersection of the old and the new, of spontaneous organic growth and measured architectural constructions. This contrast creates a tension, a uniting of disparate elements into an uneasy whole. The prints offer visions of grand transformations and celebrate the odds of defeat. The rocks and buildings and clouds share an obsessive quality, a meditation on their history and composition, and on what they will become. Small circles create an undulating texture, an underlying sense both of the tiny atoms that comprise everything, as well as of the minute particles into which all things crumble.

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