Reality is Abstract – Exhibition @ Chestnut Hill Gallery

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Reality is Abstract – Exhibition @ Chestnut Hill Gallery

May 6, 2017 - May 27, 2017

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Opening Reception: May 6th, 6pm – 8pm


“Painting is my primary way of studying the nature of reality – the capacity of the mind to come into contact with reality and the fascination of being born into a world of phenomena which ceaselessly present themselves but remain beyond our comprehension.  Painting, as well, is a way of going beyond ideas of what things are and getting to the phenomena themselves in order to experience them as they truly are. While I am painting a cloud or a landscape or an abstract composition, it proves itself to be something of such greater depth than any idea of it could contain, and it frees me from my own conceptual framework. In this way, painting is a doorway into the infinite nature of reality.

The series of cloud paintings began in the same way all of the others did, I wanted to see if I could uncover something about the nature of reality. Clouds seem to inhabit some place between being, becoming and disappearing. So it became obvious that it’s not really possible to paint a cloud, because a cloud never sits still. It is always changing.  One can only guess. While painting a cloud, the cloud disappears and one is left with a series of changes occurring over the surface, and then you step back and maybe it looks like a cloud, but really the cloud has disappeared totally. You are left with the appearance of something that you were never really able to find in the first place.” -David Cox


May 6, 2017
May 27, 2017
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Chestnut Hill Gallery
1 East Gravers Lane
Philadelphia, PA United States
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