Exhibition Runs: December 8th to January 31st, 2012
Closing Reception: January 19th, 7-8PM
At the UAS +15 Gallery
The body recreates itself constantly, generating new forms from old pieces of living matter. The paintings in regenesis are portraits that dissolve the perceived body into archetypal patterns. Following traditions of visionary art, the series of paintings are intuitive reconstructions of inner experience of the other.
The paintings in regenesis reframe literal interpretations of our origin, questioning the belief that humans are above or isolated from nature. Themes of survival, motherhood, sexuality and heredity are revealed in repetitions and visual metaphors that reflect human language.
Animals, planets, and plants are woven together with the human body and elements of the landscape. Each portrait of a human or animal is reduced to graphic, geometric simplicity and a basic colour palette. The circle is always present, a reminder of the cycles that continue beyond our individual stories.