Exhibition Runs: June 1- June 23, 2012
Closing Reception: June 1, 7-10pm
At UAS Satellite Gallery
Narratives, fascinations, obsessions, emblems, conspiracies, alchemy, secret symbols, hieroglyphics, radiant auras, pulsing energy fields, psychic planes, rapturous moments, the arcane cartoon, non-ordinary states of consciousness, the Burning Root, astral geographies, Spirit plants, rituals and ceremonial magic spells compose Jack Bride’s Pineal Hand experience.
Black gouache, fluorescent/ metallic pigments and the occasional coffee stain. The forms drawn with these mediums produce a desirable, luminescent effect and generate a numinous affect likened to church stained glass, pattern designs in a mosque, or Indigenous pictographs. Multiple planes of events are shown interacting within one field, offering a steady tempo of hypnogogic shapes that maintain an allure of mystery.
This work began as Jack’s own secret, private process, and has become an expansive map of introspective territory.
The macrocosmic effect of viewing so many small works at once, coupled with the invitation to encounter the microcosmic qualities of each individual work, will engage viewers through “zooming in” on any section and intimately inspecting the details and symbols of each story.
Jack Bride works within realms of the numinous, esoteric, transcendental and ecstatic. He develops a visual language to tell stories and provide experiences that bring the viewer into states of disorientation and contemplation. Mortality, optical “noise,” and tapping mysterious powers within are main themes in Jack's work.
BFA from Alberta College of Art & Design, 2004.
Self-Directed Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, 2006.