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  Angie Drakopoulos
Daniel Hill
November 9 - December 21, 2012
 

The paintings of Angie Drakopoulos and Daniel Hill are inspired by patterns found in nature, interactions described by physics and systems of Eastern thought. Drawing from these sources, each creates intricate work that suggests the mysterious, hidden forces permeating the universe. In Drakopoulosís work complex structures emerge from layers of paint and resin, while in Hillís paintings, line after line radiate and ripple across the surface.
 
Angie Drakopoulosís symmetrical compositions begin with the selection of discreet visual elements from the nature world and the sciences, as well as diagrams describing philosophical thought. She digitally modifies and reorders multiple images to distill a structure or pattern, then combines and connects the elements within a single painting. Structures are created from intricately painted dotted lines or patterned fields which are suspended in a matrix of clear resin. The delicate arabesques and networks of paint recede into the depths of the thick resin. Each of the ornate dimensional constructions hints at matter or energy beyond ordinary perception: a dance of sub-atomic particles or invisible fields distorting time and space. In recent paintings, Drakopoulos has introduced a background color to increase the association with energetically flowing fields. Instead of a literal description, she considers her work to be a reflection of a delicate instant of potential:
 
This moment is temporary, a state of transition. The form will subsequently dissolve and the process will begin again. The central images that appear in my work describe this moment of emergence. They are not a representation of actual cosmic phenomena but rather an invented image of an inner mindscape.
 
Daniel Hillís interests in physics, natural pattern formation and meditation have coalesced in visual depictions of sound. In an act of ďwilled synesthesia,Ē he applies acrylic paint from squeeze bottles using rules of his own design, developed over many years. Complex patterns in white, black and gray tones emerge from a set of simple rules. The careful cyclical motions of his hand produce uniform painted lines that undulate outward like waves of energy. These lines echo and reverberate, forming areas of dense interlacing where they intersect one another.
 
Throughout this meditative process I allow room for the unexpected uniqueness of each piece to develop, which may come from the inherent qualities of my materials and their particular mixtures, speed and timing of execution, surrounding physical qualities such as temperature and humidity, as well as the level of my concentration. The final product recalls patterns which we are surrounded by but rarely notice or even see, such as: gravity, sound, light, water, air, magnetism, or thought, emotions, breath or pulse.
 
 
 
Angie Drakopoulos
Akasha 2, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Akasha 4, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Telesterion 1, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches
 
Angie Drakopoulos
Telesterion 2, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Akasha 5, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Telesterion 3, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches
 
Angie Drakopoulos
Negentropy II, 2007
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Akasha 3, 2012
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches

Angie Drakopoulos
Negentropy V, 2007
Mixed media and resin
on plexi
18 x 24 inches
 
 
 
Daniel Hill
Untitled 30, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
30 x 44 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 11, 2010
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
40 x 50 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 37, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on canvas
Diptych, 44 x 60 inches
 
Daniel Hill
Untitled 19, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
21 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 12, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 17, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
21 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches
 
Daniel Hill
Untitled 24, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
21 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 12, 2010
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 3, 2011
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
14 3/4 x 22 inches
 
Daniel Hill
Untitled 2, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
11 x 14 7/8 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 26, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
11 x 14 7/8 inches

Daniel Hill
Untitled 27, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
11 x 14 7/8 inches
 
Daniel Hill
Untitled 13, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on paper mounted on panel
11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches
 
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