Ro2Art Gallery presents Julon Pinkston: "Marshwiggle Apparitions" and Charles Clary: "Memento Morididdle" opening reception
Ro2 Art will present Charles Clary: "Memento Morididdle" and Julon Pinkston: "Marshwiggle Apparitions."
In this body of work, Julon Pinkston departs from abstraction, using his unique process to describe elements of nature in bloom. Gesture gives way to organic forms in this newest series. Pinkston introduces darker color palettes to counterbalance his signature vibrant compositions. His heavy application of acrylic accumulates into a thick impasto, fabricating works bordering on sculpture. Asymmetries create a rhythmic dynamism in Pinkston's paintings. The creeping forms lure the viewer into a realm of impossible fauna.
Charles Clary continues to examine his relationship with the concept of death and the documentation of memory. The material contrast between Clary's ornate vintage frames and the vibrant delicacy of the folded paper directly represents the artist's desire to preserve life's more fragile and challenging moments with as much note as the traditionally celebrated moments. The vintage frames with their luxe metallics combined with the myriad of vivid colors within each piece replace the often dark and ephemeral qualities one associates with difficult memories.
Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through February 12.