BASIN ARTS OCTOBER ARTWALK ANNOUNCEMENT
Marc Wise, midway
Lafayette, LA September 27, 2018 Basin Arts is pleased to announce in the month of October our gallery will feature a show of new paintings and installation from artist Marc Wise titled midway. This exhibition officially opens on October 13th, 2018 for Downtown Lafayette’s Second Saturday ArtWalk.
Marc Wise is an artist focusing his efforts in the exploration of paint as a mapping of potential states and fluid contingencies within the contemporary practice of painting. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a resident artist at Basin Arts.
The paintings and installations presented in midway are works resulting from a dedicated and ever evolving daily painting practice. These paintings at times reference topographical illustrations and maps. Their gestures and patches, the application of paint, result from a variety of non-traditional approaches to mark making as well as traditional and non-traditional materials. These works lie firmly within a continual testing and process within the studio of “Hypothesized Contingencies” which play out highlighting “latent failures”. In a certain way they can be thought of as a residue of habitual events. Mr. Wise uses painting to touch on the meaning of flux and the metaphors of transient locale in painting and in the history of life’s travels.
Events for Marc Wise midway:
October 13th 6-9pm Opening Reception for Second Saturday ArtWalk
October 20th 11am-12:30pm for a Saturday Morning Artist Talk
Marc Wise’s midway runs from October 13th – October 28th, 2018