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SEPTEMBER: "Portraiture of Landscapes" by artist Bruce Foxworthy
OCTOBER: "Look Up: Characters from Nature" John Humphries
Meet the artist on Friday, October 5, from 7PM–9PM
can be of any material they preference the materials and tools. John
Humphries works in watercolor and ceramics. Drawings have two
dimensions. Or, could have three if we add depth to the plane: it is
not impossible. Space has three dimensions. Or, could have four if we
dared to add a story, a narrative, or memory: it is not
In order to convey a more complete image of
a complex shifting situation the artist borrows from the Beaux-Arts
tradition of analytique drawings which simultaneously included
perspectival, orthographic, and conceptual images at various scales
within the picture frame. These conceptually framed drawings contain
a potential broader than things made to communicate design decisions.
It is a mode which can consider intentions and attitudes, literal
aspects and abstract thoughts, complexities and contradictions,
fantasies and intricate relationships, along with fragmented notions.
While the process of drawing can be both tangible and speculative, it
is the speculative nature that can provide a significant contribution
to the process of making. Without the firmness required of
representing an object, one can investigate tectonic ideas of space,
narrative, texture, order (and disorder), connection, human passage,
and material. Through this ambiguity a drawing can transform a
notion, idea, or concept and allow for one concept to connect to
another. By embracing the conceptual nature of representation the
author has begun to slowly develop a body of work which translates
common objects from nature into a complex watercolor drawing to
understand the elements which are kept and things lost in
translation. The drawings utilize themes and organizational devices
from landscapes, historical narratives, and built environments.
recent series of watercolour drawings (Cloud Constellations,
exhibited at The Cage Gallery, Ohio) focusing on clouds used the
The background layer (dots and lines)
uses facial recognition and fingerprint identification technologies
to generate points in the pattern of a cloud. The second layer
consists of quick gestures capturing the profile of the clouds.
Followed by watercolour and wooden elements depicting meteorological
data. The last, wool is used to represent (with whimsey) soft-fluffy
clouds stitched to the other information. All interconnected into a
constellation of clouds.
Perhaps an equivalent analogy
of transformation might be of industrial food production, where
nearly inedible field corn can become ethanol, xanthan gum,
acoustical ceiling tiles, or chicken nuggets.
artistic and nutritional values of these processes are yet to be
evaluated by the FDA.
of Architecture + Fine Arts
University of Texas,
Certified Master Gardener
Natural Resources Council
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, CZ
Center for Arts and Science
Rabun Gap, Georgia.
Center for Creative Arts
entru gall-Kreattività St. James Cavalier
Professor Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
College of Creative Arts
Owner of Ranch Ohio Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
commerce art site
Access for artist disabilities Ohio Arts
Best in Show,
44th Annual Rocky
Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition,
'First Place,' Golden Ticket Competition.
Cultural Arts Center,
Excellence Award, for International Architecture in Perspective
Competition. ASAI (American Society of Architectural Illustrators),
First Place: Award for Creative
Scholarship in Design.
Interior Design Educators Council
International Architecture in Perspective Competition.
(American Society of
'Best in Show,'
Golden Ticket Competition.
Clifton Cultural Arts
Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad, Box Heart, Gallery,
Citation of Merit for Creative Scholarship in Art.
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Atlanta, GA.
Watercolour Drawings Abstracted from the
Natural World Morris Graves Museum of Art,
Forthcoming Solo Show
Drawings and Data The Rosewood
Kettering, OH. Forthcoming Solo Show
from Nature, Emporium Center,
Knoxville, TN. Forthcoming
Abstractions of the Natural World, McLean
County Arts Center,
Bloomington, IL. Forthcoming Solo
44th Annual Rocky Mountain National Water media
Watermedia 2017, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society,
Five Points Biennial, Five Points
Abstraction, CORE:New Art Space,
to the Garden, Ciel Gallery,
Goes, Rhode Island Watercolor Society,
'Looking up Triq id-Dejqa,'
entru gall-Kreattività St. James Cavalier,
Galerie Ladislava Sutnara.
Plze, Czech Republic.
All the Way to Pixels,
Box Heart Gallery,
'Drawn from the Page: Drawn from Winter,'
Cultural Arts Center,
Prairie Center of Arts. Warehouse Gallery
One, Peoria, IL.
'Last of the Year for Cincinnati:
Charles Harper, Edie Harper, John Humphries'
Architectural Design Exhibition,
'2011 Gala: Exhibition of small
'Architecture as Art,'
Foundation of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
'Vanguard of Six,'
The Rosewood Gallery,
'Pelops and Transformation,'
on Architecture and Social Architecture. The European Institute for
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