Wednesday, October 21, 2015

09-24-2015

09-24-2015 is the title of the newest painting of mine. The second using Fluorescent paint for the chassis. This painting measuring 66 X 41.5 Inches is what has become one of my favorite sizes of paintings. It's right between Institutional size and residential size. Just easy enough to move around on my own but also being just bigger than a regular human. Giving one the sense of calling it "Human Sized" and being correct. Fluorescent Red chassis really makes the whole painting vibrate, playing off the white of the yarn and the play of white over yellow acrylic paint. So much to look at visually, the variations of play upon the eye are almost literally endless. There are so many viewpoints to take into account when viewing a painting like this. I even lay on the floor and look from as far down as I can get, compounded with Dirk Serries Microphonics music, the sensation is just one of visual bliss to me. This is the first painting I have completed since June and I must say Thank You to all that helped keep me going in this time. Here's to looking forward to the future. All my best to you!





And for a little bit of Dirks music...



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stephen Maine @ Hionas Gallery

I was granted the opportunity to visit the season openers for the NY art world last week. In my personal opinion Stephen Maine at Hionas was THE exhibition to see. The sublime is still around and Maine is clearly finding it in these paintings. Unfortunately I am late on my writing about this wonderful exhibition as it is coming down very very soon. If I were living in the NYC area, I would have been down to see these paintings at least once a week. Truly a painter who deserves a lot more attention, and hopefully this exhibition is going to do just that. Seeing the two large format paintings in the front room, last few pics in this group, you are really taken in by them. They really push themselves onto you the viewer. Almost all large format paintings have some sense of power to them, but not all of them give off the sensation of desiring to jump into them.

Check it out here. The photos can be clicked and enlarged.













The two paintings in the front room, below. I am looking forward to seeing how Maine pushes his future paintings and how the extra space opens them up to all kinds of possibilities. This exhibition deserves to be witnessed in person.





Cheers.
Jeffrey


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