Chris Segre-Lewis

Tended Earth

Nov. 15, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2013

Ann Tower Gallery 141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
www.anntowergallery.com

Reception with the artist
Friday, November 15, 5-8 pm

Artist Statement:

The inspiration for this body of work is the Yorkshire area of England, a region dramatically displaying the organic relationship between the native people, the land, and God. The relationship invokes responsive interactions. These naturally occurring interactions create an aesthetic balance. It is a subtle mixture of vernacular architecture and agrarian pragmatism blending to create compositional order. The carefully organized, organic structures respond to the landscape, like a blank canvas responds to human volition and a brush.

In this series of paintings, I use abstraction to clarify reality. The abstract idea of a landscape translates seamlessly into marks of roads, tree lines, sky, structures and light. In essence, I am a co-creator, trying to respond to the truth of an ever-evolving triune relationship.

We receive the landscape as wilderness: untouched, pristine, and sublime. It is like a wild, unpainted surface that is slowly tamed by human response, etching our existence into time and history.

Pen Hill

oil on canvas
60 x 90 inches

sold

Bounding Fields

oil on canvas
62 x 80 inches

Fertile Valley

oil on canvas
45 x 50 inches

sold

Yorkshire Storm

oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches

sold

Refuge

oil on canvas
40 x42 inches
sold

Reflection

oil on canvas
40 x 42 inches

sold

Glorious

oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches

sold

Ascending Firmament

oil on canvas
60 x 40 inches
sold

Valley of Light

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

The Dales

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

Hillside Reverie

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

Glowing Fields

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

Boundary Lines

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

Descending Light

ink wash on paper
20 x 22 framed

sold

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