REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC

REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC
Photo- Gessoed Hand of MG Stout holding her favorite paint while prepping paper

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fuzzy Logic: Contemporary Painting After a Century of Abstract Art

 Fuzzy Logic Installation Photo                           

After a century of abstract painting, many contemporary painters (yours truly included) infuse overtly conceptual methodology with non-objective painting practices.  Fuzzy Logic examines non-representational art with conceptual, rule-based strategies.  I submitted works from my Lace Series and was honored when esteemed curator and gallery director, Todd Bartel invited me to be a part of this exciting exhibition. 

Triad, 36 x 36, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2008
Here is the inside scoop on this piece.  Triad visually depicts the Purpose of Woman as postulated by Aristotle.  His explanation of her "nature" is based on his empirical observations of her biology.  He then goes onto translate and pervert this scientific data into a picture of "the female nature" (Mental note: Aristotle is operating within the patriarchal system in which his observations are taking place.) Now how can I express this pickle with paint?  Aha!  I could use white as a visual analogy to denote this conundrum as we find a parallel controversy in color theory regarding white. What is the true nature of white? Is white a color?  Well it depends on who you ask as the answer varies as a result of how we see and interpret visual information. 

As far as the imagery... three urns, three females, mother, daughter, granny pushed through the tiny holes of lace.  The work is born.  Women are life's vessel. The womb is the conveyer of our existence. 

 Layers of material that combine shallow imagery with deep theoretical application.  The viewer is invited to review this abstraction and accept it either by receiving it within the context of which it has been sent or see it as another pretty thing. 

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