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50/50
Heather Hutchison and Mark Thomas Kanter
Sept. 20 - Nov. 30, 2014

In my pieces that are as much light sculpture as painting, the viewer is presented with the opportunity to directly experience the scientific truism that the only constant is change. Striving to maximize my medium's literal transparency in order to attain the greatest self-illumination, natural light is as essential to me as any other material I employ; it literally animates my work with its ever- changing nature. Many of the recent works shown in "50/50" utilize Rubylith tape and Pantone paper. Both materials are now considered archaic but had been essential to the graphic design industry prior to the advent of desktop publishing. - Heather Hutchison

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"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", 2O13, 11.75" x 11.75" x 3", Birch ply, Plexiglas, Rubylith, tape


In and Out, (2012-2013), 24" x 48" x 3", Birch, Plexiglas, sign enamel, rubylith


Venetian Vision, (2011), 18" x 18" x 2.5", Birch, Plexiglas, sign enamel, rubylith


Louver, (2012), 11.75" x 11.75" x 3", Birch, Plexiglas, sign enamel, rubylith


Bernice, (2014), Video still


42.0599° N, 70.1421° W , (2014), Video still

Mark Thomas Kanter's work as a visual artist is derived from a process of mark-making which reflects the natural movement of the human body. The resultant, organic arabesques and use of chiaroscuro configure themselves into palpable, if imaginary, forms and space, eliciting a response from the viewer which is at once psychological and physical. His concern with light, is metaphorical, organizing and reflecting light into a structure more real than nature. His work engages the attentive viewer in the psychological forces of light and dark, motion and stillness.

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"Palimpsest I", 2008, Charcoal on Paper, 36" x 61"

"Francesca Speaks to the Poets", 2014, Oil on Canvas, 18" x 22"

"Untitled", 2013, Charcoal on Paper, 25" x 36"

"Romeros", 2014, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 84"

"Untitled", 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 5.5" x 28"

"Cronos", 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 18" x 24"