Sunday, January 22, 2017

CURRENT REPRESENTATION - William Loveless Glue Paintings

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Red Arrow Gallery, 919 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206- (615) 236-6575
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

THE DRAPE

#1515 (Warm Drape), Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on cradled wood panel, 36" x 36"

In a radical break from my usual practical and highly organized research methods I indulge in a spectacular experiment of organic formula interaction. With only a list of red and black formulas to refer to, and a working knowledge of their properties, I begin by pouring the wet glue at the top and allow gravity to pull it down into a drape-like shape within the prepared format. The formulas are introduced at random intervals as points that quickly flower and communicate with each other - creating a rich and sensual tapestry of action and reaction.
The fact that all of this interplay takes place within a single defined shape distinct from the square frame of the glue-bed format gives it a sense of "entity", suggesting a figure-ground relationship rather than a wall-to-wall field - - regardless of the myriad unique and distinct entities within.
It is many and it is one.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

MOLECULAR COMMUNION

#1511, Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue, latex paint on cradled wood panel, 36" x 36"

Individual related formulas (small cells) are linked around communal pools (large cells) into which they are introduced together to interact freely (see communion).

The wood grain of the support panel is exposed here (sealed with several coatings of glue) in order to make the linear linkages visible.

Really had my "mad scientist" hat on here.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

COMMUNION

#1512, Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on wood panel, 36" x 36"

Curiosity leads me to create a communal space for the individual formulas to intermingle freely in their wet state. Once limited to the size of the cell in which they expanded alone, they now reveal another dimension of their character by competing for space - some pushing others aside, some compacting, some merging with others.
A fascinating process to behold, and a whole new area of research to develop.
Various strategies of communion are represented here, many with the wood grain surface of the cradled panel revealed for the first time (instead of being covered by the usual 1/4" thick bed of glue) to allow greater differentiation between formula cells and communal pools, but more about that next time.....

24" x 24"

12" x 12"

18"h x 24"w


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

FINAL ACID TEST 2015


#1504 (Final Acid Test), Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on wood panel, 36" x 36"

acid test - a decisive or critical test, as of worth or quality

The first large piece (36" x 36") of the season is the final acid test, which combines the best of the new formulas with older formulas that are still active (see extinct formulas).
The hierarchy of cell size is based on the natural spread strength of the expansion events themselves.
This piece will remain on the studio wall through the rest of the season as a reference for planning future experiments.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THE ACID TEST 2015

The 2015 glue season begins with tests of new color media combined into notated formulas.
A few examples (wet):


After about 500 tests, the most promising results are compiled.


The formula notations are plugged into a design grid for reference. This will be the plan for the acid test.


Finally, the formulas are dropped on a permanent glue bed for the first time. This is the acid test, where the formulas will prove their mettle, designated "#1501" - first two digits reference the season year, second two digits the consecutive order of completion. Dimensions 24" x 24". (click to enlarge)


The 2015 season begins.