Ford Crull, Francie Lyshak and Stephen Spiller Exhibitions

Carter Burden Gallery

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The Carter Burden Gallery is pleased to announce three new exhibitions, Into the Corporal, Ford Crull, Recent Paintings, Francie Lyshak, and On the Wall, Stephen Spiller. The nonprofit Gallery highlights re-emerging professional artists who are increasingly overlooked for exhibiting their work, due to age.

Ford Crull is exhibiting recent paintings for his first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. His paintings explore the intrinsic power and mystery that symbols possess in his richly colored canvases. Crull’s imagery ranges from hearts and text to less identifiable symbols. These symbols coexist in a psychic atmosphere in which they overlap, dissolve, and reappear with a kind of furious insistence. Historical symbols are particularly fascinating to Crull, because they have been used throughout humanity in vastly different cultures and contexts with very different meanings. Crull’s vibrant paintings invite the viewer to draw on his or her own interpretations from experiences, to decode the deeper layers of reality. In a wider sense, these paintings constitute a kind of intensive search to wrest meaning from an anarchy of feeling. As meditations on emotional chaos, they enter into a world of competing impulses and simultaneous transmissions, seeking a resolution that is both cathartic and mysterious.

Francie Lyshak is exhibiting recent paintings for her first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. Each of Lyshak’s paintings is a color field with a simple line to suggest open, luminous space. The common thread of her work is the examination and representation of internal experience. Lyshak’s color field paintings provide viewers with a setting to engage in the universal experience of self-examination and meditation. Lyshak’s quest in encouraging viewers to meditate while in front of her paintings is inspired by Socrates’ observation that an unexamined life is not worth living.

For his first show at the Gallery, Stephen Spiller will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. Spiller will be exhibition four images printed on unstretched canvas. Spiller’s work explores social, political, and cultural commentary on how contemporary life is shaped and lived. The pieces on exhibit are part of Spiller’s larger project “Beauty is the Cruelest Drug” a/k/a Fashion is Murder. Spiller states his task “is to reimagine, through art, the concept of beauty; to present the idea of it as no more than one’s individual perception.”



from April 30, 2015 to May 21, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-04-30 from 18:00 to 20:00

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