GEORGE VERGETTE: ORPHISMIC
7 September 2016 - 13:58, by , in Exhibitions & Fairs, Comments off

GEORGE VERGETTE: ORPHISMIC

Opening reception: Saturday, April 30, 2-4pm.

Exhibition dates: April 30 – May 21, 2016.

Orphismic is a nw series of works combining multi-layered, sprayed acrylic with thick layers of impasto oil paint.  The titled of the show refers to a style coined by Guillaume Apollinaire to describe works which immerse the viewer in pure aesthetic pleasure while retaining a sense of structure and sublime meaning; however, this is where the relationship ends.

While Orphism defined images created entirely from the artist’s consciousness, the forms in Vergette’s paintings are culled from vintage T-shirt graphics.  The graphics have been partially recreated, but the original meaning has been lost and the viewer is left with the minimal form as a waymarker.

vergette_interior

Life’s Too Short Not To Be In Love, 2016

Oil and acrylic on canvas over panel

72″ x 48″

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