Friday, March 30, 2012

An Exhibition by Artists for Kids Patron Wayne Eastcott

In this current exhibition by Wayne Eastcott, Systems: New works on metal and paper, he explores the interconnection of our universe.  Opening on March 29th at the Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver Wayne’s goal is to make works that will slowly, optimistically and profoundly resonate with the viewer and give them a sense of this interconnection. 

Wayne shows how basic forms, whether organic or technical are dictated by the same influences, such as gravity, heat, light etc.  However, on a more subtle level he demonstrates there is also a connection between things that appear dissimilar – the length of piano strings, the form of cell and DNA growth, tidal movement, plant growth, electronic circuitry, the acceleration of falling objects.  For Wayne, even occurrences in time often seem to be interdependent or related.  Examining how humankind, nature and technology have usually been portrayed as opposites in conflict with each other, he sees that many events are dismissed as being chance, chaos, or accident.  This exhibition investigates the relationships between humans, technology, chance and order.

Wayne’s pieces are the result of the dialogue between the actual images and the means by which they are produced.  Organic elements such as hand marks or the accidental use of dusts and pigments fall into the human/chance category, while the structure of technical elements can be seen in digital or silkscreen processes or cut and riveted aluminum.

Systems will run from March 29th to April 28th, 2012.  Opening night is from
6:00 - 8:00pm on March 29th

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