Sky paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James Moore Bennett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: Two important considerations in talking about my drawings and paintings are what may be called their material properties, existence as physical objects, and their non-material qualities; images, appearances, associations, connotations, etc., which are perceived or recognized by the viewer. Important also to take into account is the relationship, in terms of apparent interaction, harmony and contrast, between the material and the non-material elements. In terms of their physical properties, the techniques and materials employed in the making of the paintings, one notices at first that several of the works have highly textured surfaces. Texture, however, was a secondary concern. The major concern was to allow the materials to act as important aesthetic considerations. The surface qualities; whether flat or relief, smooth or rough, glossy or matte, are the results of my involvement in the use of the materials. The intention was that the works be recognized as being physical objects, that the paint be recognized for its material substance. Because of this, many of the decisions which 1 made during the making of the paintings and drawings were dictated in large part by the possibilities offered by the materials themselves.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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