ArtWalk featuring Bruce Hunt

Published Robbie - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 4:47pm

Bruce Hunt's Abbreviated Artist Statement:

I am primarily concerned with using symbols to show the timelessness of ideas: how one that has existed in the past comes into the present and where in the present its roots are the most clear. One of these ideas is pride which I have chosen to represent as a malignancy: an inferior motivation to create something for the sole purpose of serving its creator. Another of these ideas is vanity which easily comes undone or fades with time. Tradition as a concept is a combination of death and familiarity and lastly, knowledge is a patchwork with extended strands that run off the page.

These works together are meant to describe how certain concepts are manifested in and change throughout time. In graphite drawing I have made “Female Nude 3,” signifying the impermanence and fragility of vanity, “Aldous Huxley,” representing knowledge, and “Fetus With Two Heads,” which portrays pride as a malignant, domineering growth. In oil paint I have rendered “Chaplin,” which also represents the concept of pride by showing how a product of the imagination might be miss used for ego magnification, and “Skullphone,” a commentary on nostalgia and what it means to imitate something. “Old Woman,” which I rendered in ink wash, is a discussion on being caught between the loss of youth and gaining insight into more permanent concepts of beauty. Time can be said to affect all these ideas, although not always clearly, but in unique ways that can be reimagined visually.

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated