Art > What I Saw '11

painting by Daniel McFarlane
acrylic and epoxy on panel
2011
painting by Daniel McFarlane
acrylic and epoxy on panel
2011
painting by Daniel McFarlane
acrylic and epoxy on panel
2011
painting by Daniel McFarlane
acrylic and epoxy on panel
2011
Dozer
2011

Solo exhibit in Houston, TX
Barbara Davis Gallery
Dec 2011

An exhibition about abstraction itself; the idea of meeting a strange form and the attempt to recreate the moment of encounter. Each painting expresses this attempt in the depiction of the form through color, shape, texture, and superimposition. The paintings represent What I Saw, which might be or look like what actually is or might be what is in your thoughts.

Another layer of thought and exploration continues to include the relationship between improvisation and control. I’m looking to create a dynamic tension/balance in the work – from the technique, to the process, to the space/form. My paint forms seemingly grow wild and move freely – but many are cultivated and transplanted in a controlled manner. I develop the 2D picture field of the painting into a physical, 3D plane of illusion and interaction.