James Kennedy Exhibition, "Shape-Shifting"
JOHN HARTELL GALLERY I SIBLEY HALL I CORNELL UNIVERSITY
These paintings address a fascination with essential structures and arrangements,
whilst exploring the linguistics of music, mathematics, dance and architecture. Pattern recognition and manipulation are common themes, and involve the resolution of space within my own abstract vocabulary,in essence, solving spatial equations through paint. There are no premeditated maps prior to approaching a new work. The color merge and blending techniques carried from my earlier landscape series assist me in creating the tonal space my “systems” will eventually inhabit.It is the serendipitous convergence of space, color, and the lines that dissect them that form the core structure of the work.