OCTOBER POP-UP Show
“PAINTING FROM POTS” —
The Artwork of Carl Kielblock
PREVIEW: SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018, FROM 10 AM - 5PM
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018, FROM 12 PM TO 3 PM.
SHOW CONTINUES UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
PRESENTED BY THE
MANAYUNK-ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER GALLERY
419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia, PA 19128
Admission is free, $5.00 donation encouraged.
Painting From Pots
Enamel paint on masonite/honeycomb cardboard laminate
Humans can discern millions of colors. Soldiers returning from war talk about their experience seeing vivid colors on the battle field they just don’t see in everyday life. When we look at color, light bleaches the photoreceptors in our eyes causing them to die. These dead cells then move through the blood stream to the liver for regeneration. They then return back to the eye to be bleached again. Some say color has a moral effect on us. So, for this and more we need only look to color.
These paintings employ as little and basic a form, to emphasize and focus on color, as I can find, but go beyond the golden formula. The six color paintings are a truncated trisected hexagram. The four, five and seven color painting use a formula to exploit root rectangle proportions.
The most I can say to those interested in the process is that I take much direction from Wolfgang Goethe’s Approach to Color. His writings help inform the painting and the painting helps with understanding his writings. With that in mind, going back to that time in history and with half a century passed since the hay day of abstract art, it surprises me I’m drawn to making these paintings.