Evolutions II 2013–2014

Evolutions II

“Evolutions II is a continuation of the series Evolutions I which began in 2012. Both of these series bring together various facets of my life’s work and experiences. In this current series, I continue to explore the freedom of abstract gestural painting from my early work and which reemerged in my later work, yet in this body of work I combine these images with images from my mid-career hardedge geometric paintings. In particular, Evolutions II combines two seemingly disparate bodies of previous work bringing together geometric and lyrical abstract painting. The introduction of geometric elements into the vocabulary mix contributes new potentials for dynamic contrast and interplay in creating equivalencies between the reality of order and chaos in nature and that in the paintings.”

— George Wardlaw