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Opening Reception: Luke Whitlatch "Here lies the void I once knew"


Opening reception July 5th, 2018 5p-8p

Show runs through August 31,2018

“These paintings are about what you thought you saw. They are visual representations of myth and storytelling. Throughout the rich history of abstract painting, painters have been able to use ambiguity to represent the non-visual. These works are rooted in traditions of storytelling and supernatural experiences. Color theory, surface and composition act as vehicles for telling visual tales of indescribable moments in time. The spiritual nature of color and mark making allow the viewer to have an expanded experience of a specific tall tale or embellished story. The subject matter often slightly violent or jarring is frozen in time to create an intense static feeling. Information and myths that are passed from person to person often create a beautiful platform for hyperbole and personal reflection.  The paintings are as much about my experience of making them as they are about the original subject, and beyond that they are just as much about the viewer’s interpretation of information. Having a reverence for the history of painting as well as traditions in composition and color allow me to create a specific mood for the story to be told. The many facets of an abstract image allows the story to become part of everyone that views these visual stories.” - Luke Whitlatch

Later Event: August 3
Yoga @ Scarlow's