Items 42 and 43

 

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George Bates
You Can’t Have a Utopia of One, One 2016

Mixed Media (Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pencil, Cut Paper, on Gessoed Wood Panel) 
10 x 21.5” 
$485

 

“I began this series to expand upon a motif that emerged while experimenting with a recent public art commission coupled with a meditation on the statement of the title (You Can’t Have a Utopia of One). The themes that emerged during the process relate to complexity, diversity, connectivity and group dynamics within a hopeful, and possibly overly simplistic, idea of a Utopic reduction. All in relation to the dynamic, conflicting and plastic nature of potential and experience as it relates to Truth.”

Items 42 and 43

Click above for full-size image

George Bates
You Can’t Have a Utopia of One, Two 2016

Mixed Media (Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pencil, Cut Paper, on Gessoed Wood Panel) 
10 x 21.5” 
$485

 

“I began this series to expand upon a motif that emerged while experimenting with a recent public art commission coupled with a meditation on the statement of the title (You Can’t Have a Utopia of One). The themes that emerged during the process relate to complexity, diversity, connectivity and group dynamics within a hopeful, and possibly overly simplistic, idea of a Utopic reduction. All in relation to the dynamic, conflicting and plastic nature of potential and experience as it relates to Truth.”