PETRO diptych

Silverpoint and acrylic on aluminum. Fossil fuel. Look for parts of cars in the background.

Views: 16

Comment

You need to be a member of Artists2artists Social Network to add comments!

Join Artists2artists Social Network

Comment by Resident Curator on March 19, 2017 at 9:10am

Curator’s Comment:

 

I’m just coming around to viewing this diptych that was posted some years back, and am completely entranced by the complexity of the image, and combination of media.  Perhaps the fine lines of silverpoint on aluminum account for the ghostly layering of imagery; the primary organic forms are feathery and lifelike, but still somewhat indistinct.  The car parts you mention in the accompanying text provide a visual foil to the otherwise organic imagery, while the muted overall value pattern softens the hard edges of the machine, and embeds them into the space.  I like the pairing of the similarly treated compositions.  The slight discrepancies in shape and color infuse the diptych with a shift akin to breathing; slight expansion and contractions.  The wispy borders of the center forms also appear to be directly affecting the surrounding space, pulling at the swirling lines and tonal values around them.  The inclusion of Petro in the title of the work suggests petro-chemicals, or fossil fuels.  These call to mind the syntheses of essential building blocks with alternately damaging potential.

Resident Curator Views

Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.

AD.C Income & Exhibit Ops

Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist

International Deadline: July 5, 2017 – Jonathan LeVine Projects’ first annual art competition is open to artists from around the world of all backgrounds and experience. One of the most well know gallery’s in the world…

Dora Maar Residency Fellowships

International Deadline: Bi-Annual Recurring October 15, February 15 – The Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, provides funded residencies of one to three months for mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities…

NJ Emerging Artists Series

U.S. Regional Deadline: April 17, 2017 – Monmouth Museum is committed to presenting the work of NJ emerging artists through its popular series, The Museum is one of the largest museums in New Jersey, with 40,000 visitors…

2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America & the Caribbean

International Deadline: April 30, 2017 – The curatorial research award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art…

mchapel projects Solo Exhibition Proposals

U.S. National Deadline: August 1, 2017 - Mchapel Projects' pleased to accept exhibition proposals for the 2018 season from individual artists or collaborators whose work presents novel and thought provoking methods to art making...

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

2017 All Rights Reserved

2017 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.

______________________

Member Terms of Service

© 2017   Created by A2a Editor.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service