MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao, The Suburban, Chicago, IL, January 22 – February 26, 2012
Gabriele Evertz: Rapture, November 5 – December 17, 2011
Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, August 6 – September 17, 2011
Escape from New York, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, April 22 – May 8, 2010
Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, May 8-29, 2009
Minus Space, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA, NYC, October 19, 2008 – May 4, 2009
Escape from New York, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia, August 3 – September 2, 2007
My work investigates sensations and perceptions. The history and theory of color serve as basic tools of organization. My palette references the twelve hues of the color circle, plus black and white. My particular painting practice demands uniform precision of the painting facture that frees the observer to concentrate on color effects which suddenly and spontaneously alter with viewing distance and duration.
Informed by neuroscience and leaps of intuition my paintings aim to reveal a new and different visual experience by articulating an objective, thus universal, color language that is based on certain predications of the viewer’s response. But meaning remains open to subjective readings and color moves between reason and rapture.
Attentive viewing may turn from phenomenological moments to states of reflection which bring with it a heightened awareness of being in the world where vision, thought, and feeling concur.