John Davis Gallery | 362 1/2 Warren Street
“In these paintings there is an agreement between physical abstraction and the depiction of actual forms. There is a tension between what I am looking at and where the painting is taking me. I am focused on the physicality of the image. Painting allows for a visual definition of a physical thing.
The Common Ground Paintings have as subject minuscule bits of earth and its contents which I enlarge to an iconic scale. In the smaller paintings the solum is depicted at eye level. In the larger paintings and the larger drawings the subject is viewed from above, changing the weight from the bottom of the picture plane to the central area and receding back towards the wall. I am interested in the shift of weight, volume and the point of view."
Christine Hughes, 2015
Thurs - Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM