- Exhibition: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
- Showing: August 18th 2017 - September 23rd 2017
“Moving from the midwest to the abundant sunlight and dramatic skies of Colorado has inspired my work. I have always been interested in looking closely at nature and find that the vast areas of wilderness in the West allow for a deeper contemplation of the ethereal qualities of the natural world — the rich colors of the land, the gentle curve of plants, the patterns of dappled light through trees. I abstract and reconfigure these patterns to convey the underlying rhythms and harmonies of our environment, creating a space that is somewhere between the real and the imagined.”
“I focus on how I represent space and how almost everything I do is implicated in some act of framing. To state the obvious, my paintings, drawings and videos are implicitly framed—that is, each is isolated from the surrounding space by their (mostly) rectilinear edges. And within these frames I have nested yet more frames, often geometrically modulated to suggest spatial projection. Yet actual space is never experienced freeze-framed, but rather it is apprehended through physical movement. It is in time that our bodies move through space and in time that the structure of the world is progressively disclosed.”
Howard Hersh is an artist who uses structural imagery as a metaphor for identifying ourselves in space and time. Additionally, structure is a template for social, intellectual, work and virtually every aspect of our daily lives.
Also, when Hersh reveals the construction of the paintings substrate, he is implying that while paintings are pictures of things, (illusions), they are also objects that stand on their own. In this way, structure serves not only as a metaphor, but as a physical presence, exerting itself as suc
JODIE ROTH COOPER
Jodie is an artist and designer, currently working and residing in Denver, Colorado. He earned his MArch from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. in 2013. Born in London in 1980, he moved to Saratoga Springs, NY in 1999 to attend Skidmore College and has lived, worked, and traveled in the United States ever since. Jodie’s undergraduate study was in metalsmithing, and 3D modeling.
The scale and scope of his work has increased over the years and his focus is now on sculpture and installation art along with architectural design. Although a great deal of satisfaction is derived from the design of functional objects and elements Jodie is most excited by blurring the lines of art and design in order to create elements, that not only serve a pedestrian function, but also serve to create memorable experience, whether physical or emotive. Jodie’s intention is to create an experience for others through his work and not impose a narrative.
The richly layered compositions of Rimas Čiurlionis’ oil paintings express the interaction and relation of color and form. It is difficult to determine from where one form or another arises, both rational and emotional are side by side. It can be a memory or a fascination or allusion, a manifestation of traditions or influences. Each person is an impulse to another. The same is true for an artwork. And the relation between the work and the viewer appears between them as in the meeting of two fields that are able to either augment the other or to destroy it.
“Art is a means by which we can, for an instant, stop the mind or move it more forcefully in a direction to which we are unaccustomed.” “A work is a reflection of my thought and aspiration which is rewritten and repeated day in and day out in a different quality, at times perceiving that it is the infinite, which joins me to everything, which changes me and which I am changing.”