LUMINOUS MATTER Fran Eber
June 14 - September 6
My work LUMINOUS MATTER channels the forces of fluid dynamics. I achieve this otherworldly look in my artwork by combining pigments, fluids, and additives to produce a physical reaction. Layering different densities of paint leads to the formation of cellular structures that echo natural processes. Some of my results are comparable to phenomena that can be observed in astronomy, such as the Rayleigh-Taylor instability seen in The Crab Nebula.
To create my paintings, I myself mimic the forces of nature by using multiple types of energy. I use the kinetic movement of my hands and body, generating the power needed to facilitate a chemical reaction in the paint and additives. This chemical reaction itself shapes the structure and design of my work, taking on a life of its own. Finally, I apply heat and fire to my paintings — additional forms of energy — to further induce movement and dynamic interest.
I experiment to discover new ways to generate surprising and exciting results. With this end in mind, my work uses multiple mixed media approaches. Some of the raw materials that I use include acrylic paint, alcohol inks, encaustic paint, pigments, and epoxy resin.
Wonder (noun); a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. “I stood in front of it, observing the intricacy of the work with the wonder of a child”. “When one is invited into the house of Marilyn Keating, the studio of Eric Schultz, or the world created by The Oiseaux Sisters, wonder is the best word to describe how you feel. This September, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery will feature work from these artists, filling the space …
Paintings from the Garden State
The Arts Council of Princeton presents an exhibition of landscape paintings created by students in classes offered by the Arts Council and Readington Parks and Recreation and instructed by artist Charles David Viera. Paintings from the Garden State will be on display in the lower-level gallery from September 7 – 28, with an Opening Reception on September 7 from 1-3pm, coinciding with the ACP Fall Open House. “The landscape of NJ, from the beautiful shoreline to the spacious farmlands, has been a wonderful inspiration to artists …