Join Oh Suzanna’s Gallery at the Emerson in Bozeman, Montana on February 14, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM for an opening reception for paintings by Chaucer Silverson. Chaucer is a Bozeman painter whose work focuses on colorful atmospheric portrayals and gestural abstractions. This show will offer a glimpse into studio works used in the development of his artistic concepts.
" This group of work represents work I’ve done for about 4 years. It begins with the Insight series which started as multiple layers of blue watercolor fields that intend to create an atmospheric situation to offer viewers a moment of insight. These pieces developed into color and pattern work in acrylic. After working on these time consuming compositions a great need arose to prepare panels with a solid field of color, load up a brush, and complete a composition in a gesture, with a limited number of brush strokes. These gestures represent a notion as it crosses your mind. They’re conceived out of whatever I was thinking at the time. They relate nicely to the Zen Circles I’ve painted for years, which are also made in a single brush stroke.
My intention for the reduction of subject matter is to capture and present the significance of what remains. The work assumes, and depends on some essential content on the part of the viewer, and offers a measure of interpretation to be successful."