Mercer Island Visual Arts League General Meeting

Guest Speaker - Jim Matthew, Painter
Feb. 4th, 11:30pm 
Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church Mercer Island
4400 86th Ave SE

Join us at the February 4 next MIVAL meeting for a presentation by Jim Matthew

“I believe that we all view the world in a manner that is much more complex and diverse than what it seems to be once seen trough our eyes, and by our mind. Certainly we use our eyes to see our world, and in doing so we also use our minds to also capture and superimpose on our sight, memories of similar things. Our world is shaped by composites of the past and the present. My artwork tries to recapture some of these random inputs, and try to construct a living dance that includes them. I try to introduce chance as an ingredient wherever possible. I compose the paintings along an abstract pathway. I use both people and object both as a means of creating a story where they seem to tell their own tales, with a subliminal direction from me. My paintings try to rediscover the random ebb and flow of the world around us. I then direct this randomness through an intuitive filter using a subconscious reaction to these elements, and a process that creates openness and chance to occur.”

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February 04, 2016 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4400 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
United States
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