Aug. 2nd - Sept. 2nd, 2012
Birds is an exhibition of mixed media works by Mark Symczak. The subject of each piece, as the exhibition title reflects, is a fowl of one or another kind, but portrayed in a way that, while steeped in an emergent Folk Art sensibility, remains reflective of a style native to Symczak’s existing canon of works. The artist undertook these pieces as an experiment in abstract collage by revisiting an archive of monoprints that had amassed in his studio. In the process of cutting and composing, what resulted was neither exclusively abstract nor exclusively representational. Instead, axiomatic depictions of birds emerged, each enveloped by surprising splashes of painterly abstraction. While they are an embodiment of complexity and variety, the works also maintain a refreshing accessibility and demonstrate the artist’s sensitivity for coaxing out of disorder, something subtle, meditative and beautiful.
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