Abstract painting in its most perfect form represents an act of vigorous and spontaneous personal expression. A unique genre, abstraction embodies three tenants: the physical act of expressive mark-making, the visual expression of non-objective imagery, and a sense of the intuitive or the connection to the unconscious. Abstraction produces highly individualistic works of art.
To the artist, the process is almost more important than the final painting. To the viewer, the painting becomes an experience through the art process to the artist’s unconscious. The two are bound by the journey.
The abstract paintings in this exhibit are monumental and command our attention. They take us on a journey through the inner worlds of Andy Berg, Amy Metier, and John Wood. The paintings convey this sense of “perfection” as we view each artist’s personal expression of the creative experience.