requiem of the mind and wonder
i paint for emotional connection that relates to what i want to convey about what i am painting when i feel that then it's a matter of intuition and without concern for anything but getting there for lack of a better example not painting too much knowing when to stop painting.
my work is not truly figuration for me its symbols and not just children but the fact that children unlike adults are powerless and dependent and usually suffer the most from what i refer to as "man’s supreme ability to be ignorant" throughout history. for me the Holocaust was the first to inspire work and then the great depression, also the ghettos of the bronx and the lower east side in ny, these are only a few. children also still have a mind of wonder and for me the symbolism of children brings less baggage and opens the viewer to feel the emotion of what i am trying to paint.
-tony hernandez 2017
painting, for me, is an exercise in the transmutation of light and energy into a three dimensional plane. the reaction of colors and action mark-making are intended to transport the viewer to a realm of undulating vibrational rhythms. each painting represents my journey to a plane of consciousness that guides my brush and favors circular momentum. i offer my heart and hands to move in tandem with the consistent flow of intelligent infinity. inspiration is ever present and universal for those who choose to witness it. to create and to be a creative is the highest form of reciprocation to our creator.
-amanda talley 2017
taking inspiration from nature, this work is about the play of light and color.
how they dance together in pleasing sensual rhythms.
my painting process involves as much intuition as skill, and a surprising amount of sheer physical labor. to convey the emotional impact of change, time, weather, and light, i employ a wide range of techniques. i lay down rich fields of color, enhanced by many layers of transparent glazes. to intensify the effects of depth and mystery, i may use a foundation of metal leaf or applied textures. after building up a surface i then scar it or even scrape it away only to cover it over again with a new layer. i like “closing away” lower layers, except for scattered spots of color--a reminder that more is happening in a painting than what is perceived on the surface. i hope this process creates for the viewer a calm moment in which to reflect on what, in a larger sense, has been hidden from view.
-scott upton 2017
november 3-december 20, 2017
opening reception with the artists friday, november 3rd from 6-8 pm