Gallery AZUL Presents
November 18-December 16, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4pm-8pm
This series is the culmination of 40 years shooting long time exposures abstracts usually while driving or flying at night during commutes. My targets were any bright lights that I was passing: Times Square, Carl’s Jr, car tail lights, Déjà Vu, Highway Patrol flashing lights, anything with bright and vibrant colors. These images loosely resemble “Jackson Pollock” paintings on a black canvas.
On a flight from New York to Los Angeles a little more than a year ago, I was playing with one of these images. I found that by replicating the original image and shifting the positions, symmetrical patterns emerged, organizing these random colored lines into complex patterns. These patterns may appear kaleidoscopic, as Mandalas, even carpets or space stations. The appearances depend upon the number of times the initial image is replicated and organized on the digital canvas. By incorporating two or more different images, the patterns become more complex.
My selection of images and how to organize is initially based on the colors and shape, then by moving the images across each other until I see a pattern I like. At that point the pair is locked and the replication begins to create the pattern that fits the images. From these images on the wall you can see circles, stars, rectangles, all in the shape of geometric patterns.
The finished images usually measure several feet in height and length and commonly about 12 gigabytes in file size. For this series, although most are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden frames, included are two images printed on aluminum which adds tremendously to the visual impact. Anyone looking for a 12 foot by 20 foot metal print?
1st Thursday Artwalk, December 7, 2017, 6-9pm
Saturday, December, 16, 2017, 4-8pm