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As of 2/15/21 there are 14 works included in the exhibit.
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March to March, A Year in Color
Artist Statement
Pennswood Art Gallery
March 21, 2021 – May 9, 2021

The focus of these paintings, completed from 3/2020 – 3/2021, is incorporating and replacing fluorescent pigments to paint interpretations inspired from my current digital imagery.

Viewing these paintings “completely” can only be done in person since fluorescence cannot be fully reproduced using photography or videography. While photographs of fluorescent paint colors will indicate a heightened sense of color, they will not fully capture the true vibrancy created by the wavelengths discharged from the lit fluorescent pigment. Human eye receptors are much more sensitive in translating fluorescent colors and the wavelengths they emit. My experiences and sensations looking at and painting with fluorescents in the last year have been quite physical ranging from vibration sensations to sensing sparks or color bursts illuminating off or within surfaces and admittedly, visual fatigue.

Replacing traditional color palettes for use of these rogue fluorescent pigments allows for further expansion and reinterpretation of a sense of time and place. This color palette can offer a unique role for the viewer, a heightened visual sensation, such as I have indicated, a physiology of color experience. Spending time with these works is much like “reading their energy” allowing for new and personal discoveries, experiences and reflections.

Each composition has been carefully considered to maximize the use of every inch giving shape and color their due justice. Many compositions engage the use of juxtaposed panels. This technique offers multiple viewing choices, different windows to enter, exit, group together, and/or segregate creating endless variations in approaching one piece. Some paintings offer no delineations of space or use of panels but smooth transitions as if the composition is one, singular space to consider. It may be of interest to note that every painting references at least three and up to six different photographic images. Some compositions are composed to look as if scenes were of one singular place or point in time.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity of having these works exhibited together. It is my hope that viewing these works offers unique and worthwhile experiences to all who can visit the space. Certainly now, the concept of “live/in person” has new challenges and limitations. It is ironic to me that the current pandemic prohibits the gallery to be seen or visited by the public. I believe this precaution remains the current and unfortunate status quo of the gallery operation, as it was upon agreement for this exhibit. Having the opportunity to see all these works of the past year hang together is always worthwhile regardless of public parameters.

Thank you Pennswood Gallery for exhibiting my work.

A town square scene in Lagos, Portugal.
Fluorescent acrylics on canvas
36 x 18"
2020
$1500
Portugal inspired dyptych.
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30"
2020
$1500
POP, triptych, garden scene, flourescent, impressionistic, Portugal inspired
acrylic on canvas
36 x 18"
2020
$1750
Daylilies and Foliage
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
2020
$1750
Pop inspired, unprecidented, abstract, classical meets abstract, color blast, Fluorescents
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24"
2020
$2000
Algarve Tryp
acrylic on canvas
40x30"
2020
$1750
Obrigado
acrylic on canvas
30x20"
2020
$1500
2 Views, Lisbon Arch
Fluorescent acrylics on canvas
28x22"
2021
$1750
Lisbon Funicular
Fluorescent acrylics on canvas
36x24"
2021
$1750
Chinatown and Head House
acrylic on canvas
36x18"
2020
$2500
Lost Dog Morrisville
acrylic on canvas
36x24"
2020
$1500
September
Fluorescent acrylics
18x36"
2020
$2000
Patterson Farm
Fluorescent acrylics
28x22"
2021
$1250
triptych, Portugal, street scenes, flourescent, impressionistic, pop
acrylic on canvas
36x18"
2021
$1750

March to March, A Year in Color
Pennswood Art Gallery
March 21 – May 9, 2021