Art La-bas October 13, 2017. This exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery explores ways of seeing and framing nature. Preston will sometimes combine different perspectives in a single painting. She is deconstructing different constructions of nature in the history of landscape painting, photography, film, and poetry. She explores beauty as an idea we carry in our minds from past memories and then project onto scenes in nature.
Pixelation is a contemporary reference to the digital era. She incorporates both flat and textured pixelations in the paintings which adds dimension, making the image seem more realistic. She reaches for the sublime which is always unfathomable because it is out of human reach. She thinks through feeling and invites the viewer to feel their own way through her deconstructed, pixelated, sublime, landscapes.