Friday, June 2, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA

The individual and the collective - the integrity of the primary identity vs the give-and-take of social interaction - the iconic self at one level, the organic merging of personalities in a shared space at another level.
These themes are applied in a new series of works that combine individual formulas with a communal space in which they interact.
In this example, 55 formulas were selected and applied at random on the first layer of wet glue encompassing the format surface. Here they push and pull at each other - some establishing dominance, others being contracted by their companions; some merging, others remaining distinct.
Once dry, their relationships become a history of permanent record. A fresh layer of glue is then applied on top, "pushing back" the first layer with a milky translucence once dry..
Finally, individual wet cells are created in which the original 55 formulas are allowed to grow separately.

(Above) #1616, Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on cradled wood panel, 36" x 36"

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Friday, April 7, 2017

TIGHTER

#1602 (Hex test), 24"h x 18"w, Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on cradled wood panel

The first acid test for new formulas, Spring 2016.
I've introduced a tighter grid to allow more tests within the format space.
The hexagonal grid is based on the honeycombs of beehives, which maximizes the number of cells within a given volume. It is also more visually dynamic than a square grid, with more complex diagonal relationships implied.

Below is a photo sent by the collector who purchased the piece, as installed in their home.




Sunday, January 22, 2017

CURRENT REPRESENTATION - William Loveless Glue Paintings

Studio One 11, 68929 Perez Road, Cathedral City, CA  - (760) 770-1111 (Palm Springs area)

Fresh Paint Art, 5835 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232- (323) 931-5835 (Los Angeles area)
http://www,freshpaintart.com

Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204 - (303) 635-6255  - http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Red Arrow Gallery, 919 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206- (615) 236-6575
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Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68131- (402) 502-8737
http://www.modernartsmidtown.com

Eaton Fine Art, 900 W Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756 - (512) 323-2628 -
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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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