CLAY MAHN  

MOTION PICTURES

 

EXHIBITION DATES:     April 18 – May 31, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: April 18th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Born in 1988, Clay Mahn lives and works in Chicago IL. This is Clay’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.. 

‘Motion Pictures’ was inspired by the most familiar of scenes - cliche in a way. The cinematic seascape / landscape dotted with a waning sun. The works are abstractions of this iconic sequence, one that plays out in an infinite number of compositions and arrangements every day - always on the move. The aggressive and competing red and blue optically contrast in a similar way that looking into the sun can mark one’s retina with a lingering memory spot.

‘For me, they oscillate between the visually intense relative colour and the meditative pictorial content. In opposition, the grey and white works emulate the haze of a heavily atmospheric setting - the sun shrouded from view by a calming fog, snowfall, or perhaps something much more sinister. ‘