We are excited to present the newest installation at the Gallery at Base249 – Layered Compositions. A collection of local art featuring Clay Wainscott with accompanying sculptures by Luke Eldridge and Cecil Carpenter. Join us for our exhibit opening during LexArts Gallery Hop. Friday, Sept 17 from 5:00-8:00pm at Base249 - 249 E. Main St. Entry is free. About Clay Wainscott background I’ve been working in the same studio for forty years, and although I found little acceptance early on, I continued with the conviction that what I was doing would become visible and viable some time in the future. Along the way I sampled various occupations, and these unrelated day jobs contributed to my interest in depicting our shared physical reality. method I paint with one primary color at a time, red, yellow, and blue, each reduced in clear medium to transparency and applied in layers, with secondary colors mixing on the canvas back to front. Paintings have a singular consistency throughout, with pure color suspended at different levels under a smooth waxy surface. vision The representational image is the passkey to the realm of everyday experience and common memory. The painting is a threshold-evading counterfeit intended to trigger the mechanism of recognition each time it’s seen, in time to become an enduring presence instead of fading into the background. www.claywainscott.com
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The Gallery at Base249 is a gallery space nestled within our coworking space and business lounge. A workspace by day, event space by evening - the artwork in our space is bring art to every day life.
249 E Main St, Suite 150