SPARKS & MARKS - Gordon Gildersleeve and Lawrence Tarpey
Lexington artists Lawrence Tarpey and Gordon Gildersleeve both work in the realm of the nearly-recognizable. Their almost identifiable faces, bodies and constructions are like the images of dreams that haven't, for once, faded on waking but taken solid form in the real world.
Working in a variety of two-dimensional media, Tarpey creates vaguely narrative compositions of imaginary creatures against fantastic earthly and interplanetary backgrounds. The multi-layered surfaces of these works reveal the gesture of the artist's hand as well as his "obsessive and labor intensive" working methods.
Gildersleeve's imaginative structures in wood and metal are at once elegant and whimsical. Resembling musical instruments, faces, and figures, his structures suggest the subjects of early Cubist paintings liberated from the canvas and made three-dimensional.
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