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Resonance

An exhibition of works by John Sabraw
March 6, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Reception: Friday, March 6, 5-7pm

Resonance is comprised of new colorful and highly textured paintings that celebrate connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize pigments generated by remediating toxic streams polluted by coalmine runoff.

In physics, "resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others." We observe natural systems in action and see that they are irregular; their structures form under the influence of natural law without conscious ideas of what they will become. Systems like these occur at macro and micro levels in nature and it is we as humans who seek understanding; the laws of physics that determine the flow of great river deltas also affect the patterns we observe in leaves and tree bark, and even inert water with some added pigments can flow and set into beautiful imagery reflective of these natural phenomena. The result is complex, luminous, mysterious paintings that strike a beautiful balance between controlled and organic processes.

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