McKenzie Fine Art Sets New Opening Date for Angie Drakopoulos and Daniel Hill Exhibition, 11/9
McKenzie Fine Art has announced a two-person exhibition of paintings by Angie Drakopoulos and Daniel Hill. The exhibition will open on Friday, November 9th, with a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m., and will run through Friday, December 21st, 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 Drakopoulos’s work complex structures emerge from layers of paint and resin, while in Hill’s paintings, line after line radiate and ripple across the surface.
Angie Drakopoulos’s 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: