SYNC Gallery presents:
For Karin Kempe, painting is a practice; she finds herself listening and watching and starts from stillness, silence. Even if she discovers an initial intention, the painting itself develops its own integrity and independence and starts to talk back, not satisfied until it comes into its own balance. Even long after its completed, it continues to uncover unexpected messages, allusions and pleasures like an antenna transmitting outside our hearing. These messages are independent of time and space, received viscerally as well as spiritually, and remain essentially mysterious.
In this age of technology, the most common forms of messaging seem to be text and voicemail. As Lynda contemplated this theme, she recognized that humans have always found ways to leave messages for each other. Whether it’s a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Superior warning ship captains, or a cropping of rocks placed in a mysterious formation in England, humans have always found ways to communicate.
Each and every one of us has a blessed connection with the Universe, God, Spirit, which can send us messages on this earthly plane. To receive these messages, however, we must pay attention-we must be open to them. This series is about being open and receptive to these mysterious messages in Nature--in the flow of the waves, and in the stands of great, majestic trees… messages that we are all loved, we are each part of something so much bigger, that we are all connected. Each painting contains a universal message to be found and felt.
Clark Valentine’s artwork deals with devotion, ritual, and connection to the Sacred. Through abstract, experimental drawing and printmaking practices, Valentine draws on
traditions of Religion, Philosophy and Art History to investigate relationships between Divinity and the contemporary spiritual practitioner.
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