glare #10: Trunk

John Dempsey's avatar John Dempsey

'glare #10: Trunk' acrylic on canvas, h-60" w-120", 2013/14 This painting is one in a series of contemporary landscapes that explore the notion of place as it relates to space. The Glare Series composes spaces together within spaces, like plays within a play or dreams in a dream. This particular composition became rather ambitious not only in scale but in the number of environments brought together into the mix. It is interesting how the sequential experience of our environs can seem so fluid and second nature yet juxtaposing those same environments can seem so abrupt. Painting serves to transform this temporal experience of place into an immediate, instantaneous experience.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: acrylic/canvas
  • Width: 120 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 60 inches