Mark Pomilio | Drawings
8 June 2011- 30 June 2011
Opening Reception 10 June, 6-9pm.
The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception.
212GALLERY is pleased to present new drawings by Mark Pomilio.
Inspired by the aesthetics and symmetry of nature, Pomilio's charcoal drawings of hexagons, pentagons and octagons, layered and re-imagined, explore the relationship between nature and how mathematics can de-code and express nature's magic through a rational methodology.
Like watching a cell divide and compound into a complex organism, Pomilio's visual plane unfolds; multiplies, creating a visual harmony born through balance and symmetry. The effect is akin to the meditative qualities of a reflective pool, or a religious icon.
Musing on the Fibonnaci spiral patterns found in the branching in trees, or the arrangement of leaves on a stem; the flowering of an artichoke, the arrangement of a pine cone, Pomilio celebrates this fascination with the shapes traditionally associated with the sciences.
"In geometry, I found a system by which I was able to unify all of my concerns, be they the intrinsic qualities of past masterpieces or the recurring and poetically beautiful systems found in nature," Pomilio says.
Also on exhibit - Pomilio's bi-fold. These recent creations suggest the innovative ways Pomilio works with charcoal on paper, mounted to foam core and wood. Conceptually, the bi-folds are meant to imitate the folding and multiplication of cells as they reproduce and generate into complex organisms. These works activate multiple sensory stimulations as they live in both the two and three-dimensional realms.
Mark Pomilio's artwork has been featured in solo museum and gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salapetriere, in Paris, France, Art Resources Transfer, in New York City and at the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in San Bernardino, CA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing, in the Herberger College of the Arts, at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona. Pomilio taught at Baylor University and The University of Michigan's, School of Art & Design. During his tenure at The University of Michigan, Pomilio completed over twelve public art projects, many of which are permanently installed throughout the University's Ann Arbor campus and neighboring communities. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan, his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a four-year studio degree in Painting, from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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