Art Exhibit: Tim McDonald - it rises into wide open space
September 2—September 30, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 7—September 28, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Artist's Statement: Drawing is an holistic and ritual activity of the body. The moment of making a mark is the ground of imagination (located in the body). Perception is a natural system; an ecology of mind in which the perceiver is not separate from that which is perceived. The initiation of a mark is a primary point of contact, of clarity, that is before language, before thought--an original root experience of imagination, a manifestation of our animal mind operating along a wild edge. As I employ a variety of materials and processes, from charcoal, graphite, and ink, to fire, melting ice/snow, and an electric palm sander, drawing, as a practice, offers me, as poet Gary Snyder has written, "an open space to move in with the whole body, the whole mind."
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm.