November 7- November 29
Places and Offhand Geometry
October 3 / 6:00pm
"Places and Offhand Geometry"
Artist: Bryce Speed
October 3 - November 1 / 2015
We all long for the familiar at one time or another. How does this longing shape our identity? Is it constructed over time or is it created intuitively? The 15 paintings in this exhibition explore the evolving relationship between our living spaces and our evolving identity.
Speed creates drawn environments of atmospheric floating domestic scenes offset by painted geometric shapes that interrupt the interiors and landscapes. In his artist statement he wrote: “Line and color represent the forces of nature, like water, fire, and wind that invade and sometimes destroy our living spaces. Architectural forms reference both the stability and instability of identity.“
The exhibit will feature mixed media works on paper and canvas. In this latest body of work, color and paint are used more lavishly than in previous drawing based works. Colors range from quiet neutrals to acidic yellows and greens, and paint applications vary wildly within the same composition from dense to transparent.
Speed is new to the TEN Collective and this is his first solo exhibition in New Orleans. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and teaches all levels of Painting at the University of Alabama where he is an Assistant Professor of Art.
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