LIGHT Water + Stone Exhibition
Open Reception - Saturday March 30th, 12 to 3 PM.
203 High Street Chestertown, MD 21620
Thoughts from Greg Mort
With each exhibition, an artist strives to explore and discover
an unfamiliar set of parameters or inspirations. LIGHT Water + Stone has offered a most thought-provoking and rewarding challenge. The pure simplicity and distillation of the concept demand extreme focus and scrutiny. Subtleties take on greater importance even rising to the level of the sublime.
The LIGHT Water + Stone paintings have come to life with each watercolor presenting itself in a dreamlike mode. I strive for each image to balance on the very edge of the elements of pure
light and at the same time feel a connection or cohesiveness drawn from my favorite subjects in vivo. My quest is to understand the multitude of infinite tones and nearly imperceptible colors that dwell in what we often describe as the colorless pigment "white". Every painting seeks a full understanding of the play between shadow and transparency as well as direct and reflected light in this understated realm.
With each new image, my subconscious is now able to reveal the once invisible apparent form, which is paramount and equally profound and focus on the more elusive refinements. The final quest: to paint the invisible elements of Light. My hope is that the Water Light +Stone collection unveils this interplay in a universe that is confined but in its own way infinite. It is, as it should be, an experiment in perception, a quest forrevelation and a sojourn into the heart of human emotion.