On view June 2 – June 30, 2017
Art reception on June 10th Saturday 6 – 8:30 pm
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
EBK Gallery is pleased to exhibit the new “StarField” paintings by Hartford artist Jason Werner, during the month of June.
I have to admit, how unexpected my reaction was when I first saw the finished canvases. How can the depiction of such vast emptiness offer up a sense of place and belonging? Even comfort. Makes no sense, right? But that’s the paradox my mind was caught in. It occurs to me often that a creative mind can see farther into the universe than technology can.
I’d rather look up into a clear starry night sky and dream, then look at a picture of it I took on my smart phone. The paintings on exhibit evoke that wonder. Pretty amazing.
Here’s an intriguing thought…every day as a mason, Werner works with the most ancient materials on earth. By night he paints the stars our planet and we are made from. -E.B.K.
Jason and his wife, Gina, live and work in Hartford, Connecticut along with their trusty pal (dog) Maz.
“It would be self-serving to quote the many writers, poets, musicians and astrophysicists about how the Stars have shaped our humanity; spiritually and philosophically.
But on an artistic level, creating these Starfield paintings has taught me patience. Patience to see there is infinite beauty in the things we call familiar, and the blackness, the emptiness of space is not so black or so empty.” – J.W.
click on an image to enlarge or forward through