UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Louise Baley Lackey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: The exhibition is made up of paintings in oil or canvas which experiment with nonplaner surfaces and the images reflected by these surfaces. Each painting demonstrates an interest in an object or stillife transformed by the reflective surface at a moment in time and space. This transformation is relative to the viewpoint of the spectator and establishes a new relationship between the spectator, or in this instance the painter, and the st11life. Three transitions are involved: (a) from the object to the reflective surface (b) from the reflective surface to the painter (c) from the painter to the canvas. Before the painting was begun, an image was selected from the reflective surface. In all the works there was a selection of portions of the reflected image where the position of the painter was of primary importance. Slight movement resulted in large alterations of the reflected Image. The works, then, are not objective paintings or replicas of reflections, but composites of the various distorted Images seen in the reflective materials.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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