Embedded Vison in 33 Places 2021 31x25
Original Painting : Collage, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Archival Papers, Rubber Stamps, India Ink
Size : 23.5x14 in | 60x36 cm
Framed : 31.25x25.25 in | 79x64 cm
- Framed Mixed Media - Blue Chip $4,995
Hand SignedLower Right
Framed with PlexiglassWhite Frame w/ Archival Matting
Provenance / HistoryThis mixed media work is part of a larger group of works first shown in the retrospective, "Ed Kerns: Interconnected" held in the galleries at Lafayette College in 2022. This work constructs a visual vocabulary for layered, complicated ideas that results in organic, fluid forms which express the complexities of memory construction and reveal the multiple senses that build perception. According to the noted Neuroscientist, Elaine Reynolds, "There are so many barriers to a deep understanding of fields that encompass different vocabularies, concepts, and worldviews. Kerns, through his life long passion for both science and art , has created conceptual bridges across multiple disciplines, expressing ideas that reach for alternative perspectives within one form. This is particularly true in his in his exploration of ideas in the realm of neuroscience." Kerns is an artist whose roots are abstract expressionism and, he uses those roots to explore the emotive pathways in perception and consciousness.
Story / Additional InfoThis work grows out of an earlier series entitled "The Octopus Meditations" which explored consciousness as a fundamental part of the universe from meditations and collaborative research on Octopus intelligence. Catalogs are available for exhibitions resulting from this work. The ultimate goal of the collaborative projects with neuroscientists, biologists and engineers is a consilient view of the unity of knowledge. Knowledge like the universe and consciousness appears to be one whole.
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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.