July 25, 2010

Mixed Media Exhibition by Destry Sparks

Sparks is known for attaching a variety of worn found objects (both natural and manufactured) to burlap and other rough surfaces to create a particularly visceral effect atypical of traditional flat painting.

His influences are diverse, from traditional African craftsmen to contemporary masters, including Anselm Kiefer.

With objects ranging from decayed window frames to dried leaves, themes of deterioration are offset by redemptive messages of hope from Christian theology.

Exhibit Description:

About fifteen contemporary mixed media paintings by Greenville, NC artist Destry Sparks will be on display in the Boatwright gallery at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History from June 25 to August 22, 2010. Sparks is known for attaching a variety of worn found objects (both natural ads manufactured) to burlap and other rough surfaces to create a particularly visceral effect atypical of traditional flat painting. His influences are diverse from traditional African craftsmen to contemporary masters including Anselm Kiefer. With objects ranging from decayed window frames to dried leaves, themes of deterioration are offset by redemptive messages of hope from Christian theology.

Click small image for larger view.

cosmic-syntax


  cosmic-syntax  fitzgeraldwhiteman1  ascension-1   ominous