The epic painting project that James undertook , Aponovich 52, is complete and is now hanging on the walls of Clark Gallery.
For an artist, to see a body of work come together in an exhibition can be thrilling after years of solitude in the studio. I found viewing this exhibit particularly interesting in an unusual way due to the premise of the project, the creation of one painting a week for a year. For James and for me the show becomes a diary of sorts, often using familiar objects and places as the subject matter. A painting can spark the memory of a particular day or even moment that occurred during the project year. The word mnemonic comes to mind to express what it is for us to view this exhibit as a whole.
Here is a selection of works from the "Aponovich 52" that use our garden as subject. Gardens are often collections of memories unto themselves by recalling a person or place that might be of significance to a certain plant. A painting of that flower goes a step beyond and involves not only that memory but the time and place it was painted.
So here are a few of the those paintings...............
Parrot Tulips Tuscany
Tulips in a Bronze Vase
Last Daylily of Summer
Peonies in a Bowl
James in the gallery with the paintings on the wall......a "diary" of a year... in paintings.
For more on this exhibit visit these sites:
an thanks to An Urban Cottage for the June post on the show:
All paintings copyright 2012 James Aponovich