Red Arrow Gallery Presents a solo exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installation with local Nashville artist, Duncan McDaniel. The artist reception for Standing Wave opens on April 14th, 2018 and the exhibition continues through May 6th, 2018.
Standing Wave, is a pattern that happens when vibration is applied to a string or resonator fixed between 2 points. The vibration traverses along the fixed path in a wave pattern until it hits the endpoint and travels back in an equal but upside down pattern back toward the original point. When viewed with the human eye the string appears to vibrate up and down. This phenomenon is what happens when a string on an instrument is played.
In this series Duncan McDaniel incorporates art and design into an intrinsic experience of finding harmony and simplicity in the creative process. The organic quality of the work is not as much of a decision of subject matter, but more of a process based evolution that highlights the binding connection between man and nature. Using elements of artificial light, found industrial materials and inks the artist creates work that reflect shapes and patterns that are nestled harmoniously in between the natural, manufactured, and the spiritual.The soul of the work reflects an approachable light hearted quality indicative of hearing a pleasing note or the sound of aum.
Bio Duncan McDaniel is an interdisciplinary artist who uses elements of light, color, and sculptural design elements to portrait in his work. After Graduating from SCAD in 2006 the artist embarked on a creative exploration of his own place and time through the media of oil paintings, drawings, public art, or site specific installations. Duncan has exhibited in public collections and galleries throughout the southeast.