Bumiller has made her reputation with nature-based abstractions assembled into groups. The individual panels are simple and depict a unified image; one might have forms evocative of twigs, another shapes suggestive of stars. By putting three or more together, Bumiller creates an abstract impression of the landscape.
A special feature of Bumiller's oeuvre is her finishing technique, which involves putting down layer after layer of translucent glazes and makes her pieces very shiny.
Recently, Bumiller unveiled a gigantic installation of her signature works, called "Wood Water Rock," at the Colorado Convention Center. The paintings at Robischon are very closely associated with the ones at the CCC, and that's hardly a surprise, as they were done slightly before and during the creation of the installation. One thing I'll say about the convention center: It may be a civic boondoggle, but it's been a great opportunity for artists to get gigs.
All of the paintings in Entelechy are divided into groups of three. The earliest pieces -- "Either Or" (above) and "Quantum" -- were installed on the room's ledges. These two are the largest compositions in the show, with most of the other works done on smallish, easel-sized panels. On the large wall opposite "Either Or," three triptychs displayed together as a single nine-part piece hint at the tiling effect of Bumiller's installation at the CCC.
Entelechy runs through February 19 at Robischon; "Wood Water Rock" is on permanent display.