Deepest Time Most Colorful 2016 30x19
Original Painting : Painting w/ Heavy Collage Elements, Some Existing Outside of the Frame
Size : 27.5x17.5 in | 70x44 cm
Framed : 30x19 in | 76x48 cm
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Hand Signed Lower Right
Framed with PlexiglassGold Frame
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Provenance / HistoryThis work is 27.5 x 21.5 and projects outward from the frame by 6 inches...it has a collapsed cubist space articulated by the pictorial mass dominating the upper right and downward part of the pictorial plane. The visual metaphors in play include the idea of pictorial space collapsing into a perceptual deconstructed grouping of shapes with individual patterns and colors...in a way, this is a start point for neuropsychology and the distribution of information to various parts of the brain to be used for perceptual construction. This is one of three work left from a group of studies done for what became the Octopus Meditations Series of which the majority are installed permanently in the Rockwell Integrated Science Center as an example of the powerful insights gained by collaborative work between Art and Science.
Story / Additional InfoThis work finds its roots in the physicality and gesture found in abstract-expressionism. Entangled with the deep expressionist tendencies is the emotional use of color to generate pictorial movement and visual plasticity through physical space. Materiality and brisk manipulation of materials such as plywood enhance the colorful manipulation of space....a unique, colorful work.
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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.