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SSEENINGTHROUG DENNISKARDONGarrisonArtCenterSEEINGTHROUGHSURFACES SEEINGTHROUGHSURFACESPUBLISHEDFORTHEEXHIBITIONBYVISITINGARTISTDENNISKARDONATTHEGARRISONARTCENTEROCTOBER12NOVEMBER172013copyright2013DennisKardonNewYorkNY From1996untilthepresentIhavebeendevelopingaseriesofpaintingsthatmostpeopleseeasbeingnarrativeincharacter.Reallythoughthereisnostoryinthisworkexcepttheeccentrichistoryoftheprocessofpaintingthem.Iusuallystartfromnothing.Justaseriesofrandomgesturesandthroughre-contextualizingthesegestureslayeruponlayerarepresentationalimageisborn.Theresultisaproductofmyknowledgeofthehistoryofpaintingexperiencepsychologyandfantasy.Iwanteachpaintingtoexistonaspectrumfromabstractiontovividrepresentationalwaysdisintegratingintopaintuponcloseexamination.UntilrecentlyIhaveusedthestilllifegenretosubverttheconnectionofpaintingtotherealworld.LatelyIhavebeenalsousingthetechnologyoftheIpadtofurtherinvestigateideasaboutrepresentingeverydaylife.Themajorideasthatanimatethisworkconcernthequotidianmomentsofdailylifeasseenthroughthedistortingmediumofpainting.Crystalformsreectivesurfacessculpturesandiceallserveasmetaphorsforthewaypaintingoffersavisionofdailylifethatisdistortedbysubconsciousdesiresandurges.Alloftheseapproacheshavemademecuriousaboutthewayartistsconstructanideaoftheirartisticself.IndInolongerneedtosearchforthreadsofcontinuitybetweenmypaintings.Continuityalwaysoccursthoughnotinanobviouslylogicalwaybutduetotheconsciousnessthatpaintedthem.Allthepaintingsdohaveincommonasenseofconstructedspace.Iusethisspacetoenablecontradictoryideasofrepresentationtoexistonthesamecanvas.Ihavefoundthattheselfisnotadiscreteentitybutanever-expandingseriesofeventsper-formedbyasinglepersoninaculturalcontextwhichonlybecomesfullyintegrateduponthedeathoftheartist.Thisistheonlynarrativethatholdsmyinterest.Eachpaintingisanewtestoftheideaoffreedom.DennisKardon2013 iPadPaintingsduratransPrintsexhibitedinLedLightboxesUntitledcrystalball201224x18inchesUntitledcrystalpelican201224x18inches Untitledcurtain201224x18inchesUntitledmarble201218x24inches Untitledsculptures201224x18inchesUntitledsinkstilllife201124x18inches SweetCaptivity2011oillinen50x42inches InbetweenStates2012oillinen54x48inches oppositeleftFallingintoPlace2012oilcanvas20x16inchesoppositerightIceBath2012oillinen36x30inchesthispageSeeingThroughPaint2010oilcanvas20x16inches oppositeTempisFugit2012oillinen30x36inches topReverttoSaved2012oillinen24x30inchesbottomDisorderlyConduct2013oillinen20x30inches thispageYesterdaysDaughter2010oillinen30x36oppositeTheRecognition2003oillinen50x42 TheTranscendentalState2010oillinen30x34inches DENNIsKARDoNgraduatedfrmYalewithaB.A.andbeganexhibitinghiwrkinthe1970.Hiearlyblackandwhitecut-paperpiecehwnattheDrawingCenter1980andBarbaraTllFineArt1981playedwithgure-groundrelationships.HiswoodblockprintswereincludedinPrintsfromBlocksGauguintoNowattheMueumfMdernArt1983.Kardonsrstgurativepaintingsdealingwithclose-upexaminationsofthebodywererstexhibitedattheMaachuettIntitutefTechnlgyinNudeNakedStripped1983rganizedbyDanaFrii-Hanen.AndwaalincludedintheexhibitinBeingHuman1996attheMueumfFineArtBoston.Theseriesofclose-uppaintingsofeshtitledDateswereinvariousmuseumgroupexhibitinandearnedKardnaLuiCmfrtTiffanyFundatingrantin1991.In1996KardnreceivedtheMiltnAveryfellwhipttheYaddartitclnyandin1998waawardedaJhnsimnMemrialGuggenheimFellwhip.49JewishNosesKardnbetknwnpiececnitingftheculptedandpaintedneffamilyartitgalleritandrecgnizedJewihpernalitiegainedattentinintheexhibitinTooJewishChallengingTraditionalIdentitiesattheJewihMueumin1996.organizedbyNrmanKleeblatttheexhibitintraveledtmueumintheUnitedstateandEurpe.DenniKardnlargepychlgicalpaintingffamilylifefrmthelate90nwardhavebeenhwnattheMitchellAlguGalleryNewYrkandreviewedinTheNewYorkTimesandArtinAmerica.KardnwnwritingandartreviewhavebeenfeaturedinArtinAmericaArtcritical.cmArtnet.cmandTheBrooklynRail.KardnwrkiincludedinthecllectinftheMueumfMdernArttheMetrplitanMueumfArtandtheBrklynMueumamngmanyther.KardncurrentlyteacheattheschlfViualArtinNewYrk.MrefhiwrkandwritingcanbefundatDenniKardn.cm. 23GarrisonsLandingGarrisonNY105248454243960