Chaos to Quiet: Deconstructing Complexity by John Carnes
Starts: Jun 14 2013 - 5:00pm
Ends: Jun 14 2013 - 9:00pm
Gardiner, ME 04345
Join us for the Artist Reception on June 14th
Show can be viewed through July 27th
John Carnes describes his experinece with visual stimuli stating, "Sometimes when I find myself surrounded by a raspberry thicket taller than I am, or in a recent clear cut, or at the foot of a thundering waterfall, the visual information can be most overwhelming. When I survey the scene I have a great desire to understand my surroundings by identifying their underlying structure." This process involves noting essential lines, recurring patterns and significant shapes. He also often notes the five or six colors that first caught his attention. With these elements he begins to create a painting or drawing. If, in his mark making or painting, he chooses to eliminate everything but those essential lines or dozen basic shapes, he can express somthing fundemental about place with very little information.