Veneration

  • Archive Space
  • August 9 - 25, 2012
  • Reception: 2nd Thursday, August 9th, 6-9PM
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12PM - 6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

My work is influenced by visions of the ‘other side’, and the homesickness that could set in upon arrival. Rather than providing an idealistic narrative about escaping reality, I create a cohesive atmosphere built from fragments of content both archaic and contemporary. Grandiose icons are reduced to primordial silhouettes, and religious importance is given to obscure, ephemeral moments. Loose washes and dense fields of color interact with collage on either side of thick glass panels.  From these components a levitating, womb like environment is constructed.
Also on display will be a silkscreened portfolio from 2011 based on Charles Baudelaire’s poem Héautontimorouménos (The Self-tormentor).

Paul Kerin is a graphic artist currently residing in Binghamton, NY. He graduated from SUNY college at Purchase with a BFA in printmaking, may 2011.

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