Brett Bowers, Eric Buchman, Joel Barber, Nathan Turner: art show @ Goodfoot
The Goodfoot will have an art opening last Thurs, Jan 30 from 5 to Midnight. . the show will be up until Feb 25th. This months artists are Brett Bowers, Eric Buchman, Joel Barber, Nathan Turner.
Brett Bowers This is play, but there is no game. There are boundaries, but brinkmanship is encouraged.*The edge of the*surface creates a set of parameters, a*series of lines create a rhythm and colors provide tones. Images exist*to*provide content and texture. These paintings are not meant to serve as portraits of a situation, but rather as*representations as a result of play.*
Game tactics are used and play is taken seriously, but the ultimate goal is to provoke.
Eric Buchman paints only for the enjoyment he feels when creating. His art starts with an idea, an outline, and gets distracted by the way Eric feel while working. Everything about his paintings can change when he picks up a different piece of wood or grab a different color to work with, but Eric's signature always remains the same.
Joel Barber is technician, rendering subtle illustrative narratives with many layers of pattern, texture, glazing, patina and color effects that are worked out in elaborate processes and experiments. In this newest series, Joel draws inspiration from wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, classic japanese printmaking, and volcanos in the Cascade Range.
Nathan Turner (Robot 85) was first developed in 2004, with a simple doodle in the side column of a notebook. Nathan Turner, has transformed that doodle, into his passion. Over 250 robots later, with expressions in several mediums such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture, the robots have become an expression of our times and those of us within them. Predominately a painter, Nathan strives for constant evolution among his characters and narratives through a combination of techniques in painting including both acrylic and spray paint for a crisp, clean, and graphic product. Conceptually, the robots are representative figures depicting human emotions through expressive gestures and carefully considered compositions, channeling the human experience in mechanical form. These works are an expression of dreams mixed with the opposition of reality and the emotions which confront us all .