Memory Creation: Synaptic Memory 2021 31x20
Original Painting : Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Pen And Ink, Paper Collage, Rubber Stamps, Drawing
Size : 23.5x17.5 in | 60x44 cm
Framed : 31.25x20 in | 79x51 cm
- Framed Mixed Media Painting - Blue Chip $4,995
Hand Signed Lower Right
Framed with PlexiglassWood Frame
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Provenance / HistoryThis is a collage work about memory and vision. The noted Neuroscientist, E.Reynolds says of this work,"The paint pours, the colors swirl and drip. Kerns' brain embedded in his body has become knowing of viscosity, the interactions of the flows, and the time of drying paint. Without the body, the brain can't sense or act.but the embodiment of Kerns' brain is more than that. In the act of creating, the brain the brain can't sense or act, but the embodiment of Kerns' brain is more than that. In the act of creating the brain and body have become intertwined, engaging in an intricate dialogue that is largely unconscious. The somatosensory system which has adopted the canvas as its own, forms fast acting networks with the visual pathway, merging in the parietal lobe and consulting with the cerebellum. The self which is firmly rooted in both the conscious and unconscious mind, contemplated the self-not self of the of the canvas and the feelings of the body as it moves through space. Motor pathways output exquisite control of the developing forms..." The work is deeply connected to to Kerns' roots in abstract-expressionism...and the emotive connectivity that builds form.
Story / Additional InfoThis work along with others was recently shown in the retrospective exhibit and Lafayette College Galleries entitled "Ed Kerns Interconnected" A fully illustrated catalog of the exhibit (76 pages, 70 illustrations, 4 essays). The expressionist imagery modulates the location of memory to the known locations in the brain from which recollections are constructed. Kerns is noted for his collaborative work with Biologists, Neuroscientists, and Engineers. His use of images from anatomy and physics is breaking new ground in the articulation of perception and consciousness.
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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.