Luis Castro and Jonathan Parker
May 21-June 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 4:00-6:00pm
Luis Castro: "Through the process of cutting, grinding and sanding heavy, rough pieces of wood and stone, objects emerge that evoke feelings of tenderness and sensuality that belie their coarser origins. In creating smooth surfaces, open forms and curved shapes I intend to instill a sense of lightness and potential mobility to the sculptures."
Jonathan Parker: "These pieces combine my fascination and passion for both sewn fabric and shape. I use painted canvas, cut and stitched onto larger pieces of canvas to create color, form and feeling. These canvases are an outgrowth from my earlier work of quilt-type paintings on wood."
"My intention rests in the heart of each piece, but ultimately, each painting speaks in its own vocabulary. When I make art I have something to say, however, when I stand before a finished work, it has something to say to me. And if the painting works, it speaks not in my voice but in a universal language."
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