Monday, December 18, 2006

A Picture About When Someone Got Darker and Darker.......or Something

The ambiguous title captures the mysterious feeling of this drawing. A delicate structure of red, blue, and purple intertwines and overlaps. The red and blue lines resemble some sort of vascular system that seems to be failing, collapsing under its own weight.

The drawing is reminiscent of Terry Winters' recent paintings, but while Winters explores similar ground, Grant's work is fresher and more organic. His work is imbued with a sense of humanity and life. There is always a hint of some sort of narrative in Grant's art that we can't quite grasp, as if we walked onto the set just as the actors left. Winter's structures come across as a bit cold and mannered in comparison.

1 comment:

old prof said...

what we see here is a verification of the adage " philosophy is gray, the tree of life is green" or something.
Winters work lacks the pulsing vitality of grants study of DNA replicating, mutating and burgeoning with new life. and in "living" color at that.