Joseph Pentheroudakis: Jan. 4th-27th 2018

Joseph Pentheroudakis Flotsam, digital drawing, 12 x 12 inches

Finger Painting

Joseph Pentheroudakis
January 4th – 27th, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, January 4th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appt

Special January hours:
Open noon-5pm Thursday Jan. 18th and Friday Jan. 19th. We will be closed Saturday Jan. 20th.
Open noon-5pm Friday Jan. 26th and noon-6pm Saturday Jan. 27th, with a closing reception on Saturday, 4-6pm.

Statement

The contest between harmony and invention*

The digital drawings in this exhibition represent my take on the tension between order and disorder, between predictability and spontaneity – or, as Antonio Vivaldi put it nearly four centuries ago, between harmony and invention.

Drawing with digital media has allowed me to engage extensively with that tension, using a varied vocabulary of lines and shapes, color and value, and an array of different marks. Each drawing begins life with near-infinite possibilities, which are then slowly winnowed down by the emerging image.

The sweet spot where the two directions meet is always a source of wonder for me.

*”Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione”, title of a suite of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, 1725

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