Gene Carey, drawings & paintings
Grant Bloodgood, sculpture
January 27-Febraury 22
|Gene Carey’ paintings and drawings are influenced by outsiders art. His work is raw and dramatic and taps into his deeper and darker side. His evocative primitive images of people resemble dreams or as Carey says “drawing while daydreaming.” One such picture is of two people facing one another, predominately grey and black with purple lines spewing from the taller one’ mouth. The background is a vivid red. The viewer is instantly drawn into the moment and wondering what is happening there. Carey uses a variety of mediums: pastel and charcoal on paper, oil on gessoed paper and oil on canvas.|
|Mixed media on paper|
|Grant Bloodgood’ carved wooden sculptures could most easily be described as figurative, yet they have much stronger ties to conceptual ideas than they do to traditional concerns of form and figure. The conceptual basis of his work is that the inside of the figure is more important than the outside and the human body is a vessel that contains the history of our experiences. This is most evident in his pieces where cutouts allow us to see inside the figure. The viewer is allowed to see internal organs, a house or small figures. The use of the body is a necessary reference in order to set up the context of the works inner dialogue.
|“Betrayal” wood & mixed media|