Barry Whistler Gallery continues the 2017 season with an exhibition of works by gallery artist John Pomara. Digital-Hypnosis: Paintings/Photos opens April 1, 6-8 PM, and runs through May 13, 2017. This exhibition will feature new oil enamel paintings on aluminum as well as works on canvas, photographs, and wall vinyl.
Pomara is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. His work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston as well as many other public and private collections.
The artists states, Painting for me is a continuous operational process relying on analog and digital means in my studio practice. Painting and photography has always been a screen where the analog can interact with the digital. Pictures are frozen while I possess the ability of constant reiterations through the use of my iPhone and various apps. These means just keep expanding my practice to even include photos shared on such sites as Instagram and Tumblr for appropriation and manipulation. Glitch them, print them, and then add spray paint. The hand just keeps returning on top of technology; pushing it around in a tug of war.