“Isolated Tranquility,” a solo exhibition by artist Matthew White, will be showing at the Art in the Park Gallery in Cheyenne Mountain State Park from 1 July through 31 August, 2016. This will be an exciting opportunity to view the conceptual art work captured by a world traveled master artist. Each unique art piece was developed from images taken in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to spotlight and encourage support of our Colorado State Parks.
Matthew White has set out in his new series Isolated Tranquility to forego the study of the human form as the primary subject and in its stead concentrate on feelings and emotions evoked by a subject as the primary subject. This series has isolated the composition from the clutter of the traditional landscape, while bringing a spotlight to elements of tranquility found in nature. The continuing themes are of images portraying everyday moments that are often overlooked. The simplified backgrounds are intended to lead the viewer to focus in on the conceptual complexity of the serene. A male deer surrounded by pure white snow is an example of the complex feelings of tranquil calmness. The viewer is left with a balance of simple form and complex feelings. A simple tree with complex tones, textures and patterns draws its viewers attention in while simultaneously creating a sense of tranquil harmony in the world.
From his early works, the artist Matthew White’s conceptual themes have focused on the artistic process as much as the end product representing the final art form. His earlier series isolated the human subject in the frame while finding harmony, balance and emotion with a heavy influence of romanticism with the imagery. Thus he portrays everyday moments that are often overlooked.
Isolated Tranquility continues with the principles of these previous projects. Now the human subject is not the major focus of the composition. The primary subject is replaced with a feeling that is identified through the harmony and emotion of naturally occurring forms. It stays true to the ideals of romanticism with compositional influences of modern minimalism. Camouflaged in nature are moments and feelings that bring tranquility. These elements can be seen and felt in long walks in the countryside or through a majestic forest. Often we as the human viewer can’t put our finger on the exact visual emotion. The principle objective of the Isolated Tranquility project is to leave the viewer with a feeling of tranquility as the primary subject in harmony within the landscape.
Show hangs from 1 July – 31 August. Reception date will be announced in a separate meet up event. Each work is an authenticated and signed single piece of fine art in its final form never to be reproduced or printed again. All art work will be sold through the visitor center with support of Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Gallery showing follows all the Cheyenne Mountain State Park regulations and will be available for viewing based off of park operating hours. More details will be available soon at www.TewTam.com