Summerville, South Carolina 29485
|FEB 2018 PRESS RELEASE
It’s Not Just Black and White
“It’s Not Just Black and White; It’s a Complicated Subject.”
An artist’s inspiration can come from almost anywhere. It often comes through dreams.
And when an image stands out it develops further into an idea, and that idea leads to another.
And that can lead to another; soon there is a series of paintings.
What happened with this body of works. Started with a black and white dream.
An image of a horse coming out of the mist on a moonlit beach.
Pondering on the contrast of black and white lead to two more canvases of black and white
animals that continued to developed the phrase: “It’s not just black and white; it’s complicated.”
Must one idea be correct to the exclusion of all other possibilities? Can it?
With paint, black can be mixed from a combination of other colors, such as blue, brown and red,
while white has to be manufactured. In light color theory, black is the absence of color or light
and white is the combination of all colors. It is complicated.
These paintings and the color theory behind them became an allegory for our world politics, ideas and interactions.
Must it be only this way or that way? And what about the horse in the mist?
These paintings have something to offer each viewer;
for some the animals will stand out; for others deeper meanings may be found.
“It’s Not Just Black and White; It’s a Complicated Subject” ponder for yourself.