Spurgeon Shadow • Joe Forkan 2004, oil on panel, 51″ x 50″
My painting Spurgeon Shadow from the permanent collection at Tucson Museum of Art is currently included in Shadow Play, on view now until 06/15/2015.
Shadow Play is “an exhibition of paintings, photography, and works on paper that expresses the interplay between the material object and the immaterial qualities of light and shadow. Shadows serve as powerful visual devices that heighten the overall aesthetic effects in art and spark the imagination with their abstract qualities rooted in realism”.
Little Corona II • Joe Forkan 2013 Oil on Linen 40″ x 40″
This is the second painting I completed based on an observational painting of Little Corona in Southern California. The second painting was an attempt to revisit my initial idea for this series, while changing some of the rules I had established for myself. I started this using the same initial grid and basic color shapes of the first, but intentionally varied the second layer, and broke the grid as the painting progressed. I was curious to see where those early changes would lead the rest of the painting. Each renegotiation of color took the structure of the painting further from the first one, even as I moved to reach a similar overall color dynamic.
Little Corona I • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Linen 40″ x 40″