Quarles about his approach...
"Recently, I have been interested in extended and mediated drawing
practices and the possibilities of cross-pollination within the practices of writing, drawing, sculpture, painting, and collage. Originally the focus was on the constant development of digital approaches, but in recent years, the purely digital approach has been softened and hybridized by allowing it to enter the realm of painting and collage.
In the purely digital work there was an archival element to the production as well, as many of the individual 'marks' or components of the compositions were stored and could be recombined in any number of series. In a hermeneutic sense, this way of working seemed to correspond roughly to a form of idiolect, or rivate speech, which of course may seem rather solipsistic or hermetic, yet the hermeticism is also a way of talking about the musicality of composition, music
behaving in a variety of ways depending on the listener or looker.
For me, the compositional space as it reflects on the hermeneutic space
remains hopeful precisely because of its open, and free ranging ability to combine into ever new and interesting forms, it provides a way of seeing digressions and events as possibilities which weaken the categorical imperatives of standard hierarchies and provide meditational structures where order and chaos may freely inform one another or completely trade places, or may trigger an awareness of the uniqueness of any given moment within the miracle of complexity which we are forced to treat as the content of the mundane. The mundane can become a "mond dance" in just a few short curved strokes.. It is in this way that I see graphemics as a kind of magic, and art as a way of reconciling the sacred and the profane, or at least a way of holding a conversation about the beauty of paradox."
Also on view will be new works by Melinda Tidwell, Zach Touchon and Robert Mars.
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