Costa Mesa, CA – January 6, 2016 – Jamie Brooks Fine Art is pleased to present Intent Fortuity, featuring Gregory Hayes, Dion Johnson and Eric Zammitt. Although varied in medium and process, each artist balances structured processes while allowing intuition and chance to enter. From Johnson’s visually dynamic and enticing palette- the result of an intensive exploration of color studies- to the complex and methodical construction of Zammitt’s wall panels and sculptures, to Hayes’ exploration of color shifts, each artist arrives at a considered conclusion composed of countless incidents of exploration.
Gregory Hayes creates complex images that examine the relationship between chance and choice. Filling a dropper with stratified layers of paint that mix, swirl and incrementally alter, Hayes places the drops with an intentness that defies arbitrary. Like the lenticular prizes buried in Cracker Jack, the convex drops reveal shifts in color as the full depth of the drop and its kaleidoscope of pigment are unearthed.
Johnson’s paintings combine and explore dynamic opposites: expansiveness and compression, darkness and light. Johnson uses color to evoke the contemporary urban, digital and natural landscape of Southern California, and skews the vocabulary of abstraction into a hybrid techno-language. His compositions use broad open shapes with convex/concave edges against multi-planed bands, evoking atmospheric spatial shifts. The diagonal structures possibly allude to car windows or an opening retina, each exposing a radiant vastness. Johnson’s use of color is intuitive, though his Pop inspired vision comes from the commercial tangle of Southern California city structure. Whether observing the curvature of freeway interchanges or bright noon daylight, Johnson’s work is a clear
balance of the harmonic and dissonant qualities in our environment.
Zammitt’s work alludes to the dynamics and interplay of dual elements; matter/energy, spirit/body, emotion/intellect. It is simultaneously about our Gestalt experience of the drama and beauty of creation, and our intellectual fascination with its parts and how they relate to create a whole. The works are often associated with energy fields, music, quantum and string theory, weaving, land and seascapes, genetics, etc. His “paintings” are made of tens of thousands of solid bits of colored acrylic plastic glued together, sanded and polished. They are laminated into cohesive panels through an intensive process of layering, slicing, and reassembly.
For more images and information, contact:
Jamie Brooks, (949) 929-4143, info@JAMIEBROOKSFINEART.com
JAMIE BROOKS FINE ART
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626