Hovey Brock
Hovey Brock’s current paintings take a look at the genealogy of Western thought when, in the Platonic dialogues, philosophy, literature, math and art shared fundamental governing precepts, such as the “bounded” and “unbounded.” The painting device of the screen refers metaphorically to the ancient Greek innovation of making the activity of the mind a field of study. This “filter” – the mind’s activity – became a point of departure to make sense of the physical world in its endless plasticity. Brock echoes this formlessness through his free paint handling.

Brock looks forward to expanding this work into a series that continues to combine printing techniques, written words and symbols, and active paint handling as a way to expand his meditations on the paradox of memory versus acts.

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Hovey Brock, February 5th, 2015 ©