Kerry Ware: Before the Wave

March 10, 2007 - April 7, 2007

Opening reception March 10, 2007, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Before the Wave is an exploration of surface texture and color, resulting in abstract landscapes. Ware?s sensibility for creating subtle compositions demand that he engage in a labor intensive creative process, consisting of individually prepared plaster panels punctuated with wooden dowels.

Ware is conservative at heart. He strives to create beautiful soothing compositions, without pretense or irony. He explains, 'I hope for my work to exist beyond the contemporary.' Adding, 'I believe the materials that I am using and the process of pouring, staining, scraping and sanding the paint and plaster to be enough. My subject matter and content exist within the process.'

Other sources of inspiration for this collection can be found in Electro-Acoustic Music. Ware?s exploration of the abstract transcends into sound in Before The Wave. He has conceptualized an array of experimental soundscapes, which he will be showcasing during the closing reception on April 7th 2007..

Images from 'Before the Wave' - March 10th, 2007 through April 7th, 2007

Kerry Ware

Before the Wave 1 - Oil on plaster, 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware

Before the Wave 2 - Oil on plaster, 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware Over that Way - Oil on plaster with wooden pegs, 12 inches by 27 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware High-end Foam - Oil on plaster with wooden pegs, 12 inches by 27 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware Low-end Swell - Oil on plaster with wooden pegs, 12 inches by 27 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware Scratch Ring - Oil on plaster with wooden pegs, 12 inches by 27 inches, 2007

Kerry Ware Bristling Haze - Oil on plaster with wooden pegs, 12 inches by 27 inches, 2007