Sunday, December 2, 2007

Critical Mass, Part Two

Terenchin Fine Art

Frank Faulkner

December 15, 2007 - January 12, 2008

December 1, 2007 - For Part Two of his double solo show, artist Frank Faulkner fills the gallery space with new landscapes: pencil drawings, acrylics on paper and large-scale canvas paintings. The December presentation is an overview of Faulkner's recent experiments with representational imagery, a decisive departure from the artist's signature structural abstraction. Heavily layered, organic compositions take their cues from natural (and sometimes unnatural) flora. The artist's technique remains unchanged: a rich variety of texture and color evoking the qualities of tapestry and mosaics. Central designs are positioned in spaces suggestive of landscapes. The settings utilize horizon lines and natural, atmospheric light to orient the viewer. Ultimately, however, these artistic conventions serve to disorient: the sometimes fantastic scenes remind us of dream settings or magical stage sets. As a whole, the new body of work makes an argument for the imaginary vs. the empirical world.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, December 15, 2007 and will run through Saturday, January 12 2008. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 4 pm. For further information and images, please contact Patrick Terenchin at 518.943.5312 or email