Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Kessler at Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon - April 2011
Michael Kessler will open "New Works" at Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon on Thursday April 7th. This exhibition brings together a group on new paintings produced in 2011 which are characterized by large diaphanous fields of color that are activated by organic linear structures that have been visually and physically woven into a matrix or grid-like structure which consist of thick slabs of paint. These organic linear structures are overlapped and punctuated by dendritic growth patterns that suggest the bending of time and space. All of these visual elements as well as the color combinations have been carefully extracted from Nature over time through prolonged observation and then reconstructed and orchestrated to transmit the dynamics of the Natural World. In this work disperate and often unrelated visual aspects merge to create a unique visual experience that moves toward harmony and balance.