Eric Day Chamberlain
March 1-31, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, March 1st, 5 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, noon – 5 pm or by appointment
Artist Talk: Second Saturday, March 10th, 1 pm
The paintings in this show are composed of a series of random brush strokes, marks and drips. I begin editing the work by painting around marks that appeal to me. Working additively and reductively I build and edit the surface. Initially I select single marks to keep, but as the work progresses I include larger areas. I think of these as “collaged” paintings.
Some of the paintings refer to earlier abstract work in which I was referencing the landscape with a strong horizon. Others are more about emphasizing mark making, and some combine both elements.