Lucien Smith Seven Rain Paintings OHWOW Gallery
Lucien Smith, Seven Rain Paintings at OHWOW Gallery, September 15 – October 20, 2012. Smith will present seven of his recent rain paintings, surrounded in the exhibition by a substantive installation based of material and multimedia.
Smith conceived and completed the rain painting series in rural Upstate New York, where he relocated his studio for one year. This experience of seclusion, or disconnection from city-life, resulted in a re-connection with the natural environment and a greater understanding of human temperament. These works, referencing the pattern of precipitation both in their final application and through the method by which the medium is applied to the surface, literally illustrate the effect of coalescence, but also convey a palpable sense of emotional meditation – idiosyncratic and solemn.
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