Construction of Mind 2021 31x25
Original Painting : Collage Elements, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Papers, and Rubber Stamps
Size : 23.5x17.5 in | 60x44 cm
Framed : 31.25x25.25 in | 79x64 cm
- Framed Mixed Media - Blue Chip $4,995
Hand SignedLower Right
Framed with PlexiglassWood Frame
Provenance / HistoryThis Collage work is made of multiple materials including acrylic paint, watercolor, archival papers, vinyl cut out, rubber stamps, inks and markers. The subject matter is a meditation on the complexities involved in memory and perception processes. Nothing exists in the intellect that was not first taken in by the senses. Modern neuroscience and biology stress the interrelatedness of the mind and the body.....perceptually they are one and the chemical cascades produced for reactive purposes meld the physical actions of thinking and reacting.....consciousness according to Menas Kafatos is a fundamental property of the universe....thus the call and response nature of art making makes it a revealing modality for consciousness studies. This work explores the physical non local aspects of our relationship with the environment.
Story / Additional InfoThe Collage is a part of a larger group of works first shown at an exhibit entitled, "Ed Kerns: Interconnected", a retrospective of the artist's work over a 50 year career. The links to Kerns' abstract -expressionist roots are clear. These pieces are expressive, emotive and spontaneous--all fundamental tenets of the New York School of Painting which came to the forefront internationally at mid 20th century and continues to be a major force within the field of Art.
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Ed Kerns - United States
Art Brokerage: Ed Kerns American Abstract Expressionist Artist: b. 1945. Ed Kerns (February 22, 1945) is an American abstract artist and educator. Kerns studied with the noted Abstract-Expressionist painter, Grace Hartigan and through the elder artist came to know and work with many artists of that generation including, Phillip Guston, Willem de Kooning, James Brooks, Ernest Briggs, Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis. Born in 1945 in Richmond, Virginia, Kerns started painting at a young age. He attended the Richmond Professional Institute, receiving his BFA in 1967. He went on to the Maryland Institute, where he studied with painter Grace Hartigan. Here, Kerns received the Hoffberger Fellowship and graduated with an MFA in 1969. Kerns first gained exposure in 1972, when he was commissioned by art collector Larry Aldrich to paint 100 paintings over the course of the year as gifts.That same year, Kerns had his first solo art show at the AM Sachs Gallery in New York. Over the course of the 1970s and 80s, Kerns formed a close partnership with the Rosa Esman Gallery and exhibited ten solo shows there. Of his work in the late 1970s and early 80s, gallery coordinator Judith Stein says, “He works slowly, creating no more than ten large paintings a year. His media are acrylic, sand, and thread, the last used to stitch together sections of canvas. Often plywood or upsom board is used as support.” Listings wanted.