Thursday, September 10, 2009

Q...not O

Q...not O   oil/canvas   16 x 20 x 1.5
Small difference between these two letters. Just a wedge. I see the "O" as representative of "ohm", recycling continuous harmony. I see "Q" as an "O" that has been altered, transformed from the outside. We live in what used to be a rural community. When we heard that a new Walmart was moving in, we couldn't believe our ears, as there was another Walmart with 5 miles of our home already. We documented the transformation of these fields as the building went on for months and months. The shopping arena (would that be like a sports arena?) resembles those arenas just off the freeway in nearly every American town. Homogeny. Blah. "Q...not O" was painted before the land was mutated. And speaking of the environment, a show worth seeing is "One Degree of Change", a collaboration between Nancy Richards-Davis, an abstract encaustic artist, and Bradley Hart, a photographer from Kent. The exhibit is open through October 9 at the Dolan Gallery which is located in the Dolan Science Center at John Carroll University in University Heights. A moving experience! Like-mindedness.

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