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Opening Reception: Erik Skjolsvik- Meditations from the Median

Meditations from the Median by Erik Skjolsvik

January 23 through February 21 

Opening Reception on January 23, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Gallery 414 is pleased to announce Meditations from the Median, a one person exhibition featuring non-representational paintings and drawings by Erik Skjolsvik. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with the artist in attendance; and the reception is free and open to the public. 

Using ink on paper and ink on Kozo paper adhered to canvas or linen, Skjolsvik renders calligraphic forms in repetition until he intuitively halts. The end product reflects controlled chaos or possibly a quiet spiritual quest. Whatever the interpretation, the titles may reference feelings of past or present, theory of mental inhibitions or ambitions and unpopular culture.  The non-representational forms are not conscious abstractions of anything that he conceives of through premeditated processes; they are rather like documented feelings or behaviors created with a few simple materials.

Meditations from the Median will highlight mostly recent works from 2014 and 2015. One of the galleries will be devoted to the same body of work that spans twenty years. The older work will be the tiny journal like drawings created all over the country during his travels as a preparator for museums.

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