May 28

5:30 p.m.

Main Gallery

jeff garland EXHIBITion

     Currently, Jeff layers colors into a flat rectangular picture plane to create a volumetric space. These painting’s vibrant colors and transparent layers are created with hand crafted acrylic paints. He first begin every large scale painting with a scaled down maquette. His design comes from the set of guidelines that he follows when manipulating the flat plane. Jeff cuts and folds any part of the plane but it cannot extend beyond the picture plane and nothing can be removed. This allows him to make decisions that he would not have made without these guidelines. It also has proven to challenge the picture planes tensions with space. After each cut and fold, he transfers the information to the larger painting. At this point he decides the color he wants for that new shape. These color choices are based on the Hue Contrast mode. The visual proportions and relative relationships of hues need to be organized into a primary color hierarchy (yellow, red, and blue). Since every color is created from the three primary colors, hues can be visually assigned as a yellow(ish), red(ish), or blue(ish). This hierarchy can be in six combinations: (1Y, 2B, 3R), (1Y, 2R, 3B), (1R, 2Y, 3B), (1R, 2B, 3Y), (1B, 2R, 3Y), (1B, 2Y, 3R). To create proportional amounts of the primaries, channels on the color wheel must be turned off to create active and passive color gradients that vary in range. This weakens the colors connection to their primaries, making the color hierarchy readily identifiable.