Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blu Smith - Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light at The Avenue Gallery

The Avenue Gallery is pleased to present Blu Smith’s 3rd. solo exhibition, Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light. Nov. 3 to 14, 2016 

 “This dynamic line from Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, encompasses the essence of this collection. One of the central themes of my paintings has always been about capturing the light. It’s about the ability to harness that fleeting moment where the light burns with intensity or smolders with the glow of an amber. It’s a fight to hold to that perfect moment in life before it transitions to a different state and dissipates forever. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. “ 

BC born Blu Smith completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria in 1993. His mature style as an abstract painter began as an exercise to free himself from the technical constraints of realism. Nonrepresentational abstraction became a creatively freeing direction that evolved into his unique voice as an artist. His early influences included the abstract expressionists of the New York School, most notably Willem De Kooning, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell. Blu exhibits his work locally and internationally in Europe and the United States.

No comments:

Post a Comment