Now Showing at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Artist Timmy Graham, “Father of The Fourth Dimension,” Opens Solo Exhibit at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery
PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2014) – Fulbright scholar, Pollock-Krasner recipient and local artist Timmy Graham returns to Philadelphia with his first ever solo exhibition, “Timmy Graham,” running from April 1 – 20 at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St., Philadelphia). This stunning show features 13 massive oil paintings that vibrate with saturated color and complex overlaying of sexual-spiritual imagery that reveals itself after a prolonged gaze. Graham’s canvases dance with color and are built on a complex pattern of geometry that holds images of women dancing with snakes, dagger wielding archetypes, and fornicating gods and goddess.
Influenced by the Hubert and Jan Eyck, Rembrandt, and the Italian Renaissance for the structure and a method that they brought to the canvas, Graham employs a technique to color value that he calls “The Fourth Dimension” – a mathematical approach to color inspired by the principles in Theory of Special Relativity. His work has been exhibited in South Africa, South Korea, Germany, France, England, and the United States.
“I equate colors to measured distances on the number line, from negative to positive,” says Graham. “This mathematical and scientific approach allows me to create vibration and movement in my paintings. I deem this energy.”
Timmy Graham will appear at the Pearlstein Gallery on Thursday, April 3rd at 5:30pm for an artist’s talk, followed by an exhibit opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, part of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is committed to exhibiting novel and experimental art in all contemporary mediums including digital, video, sculpture, photography, graphics, and fashion design. Recently relocated to a larger space in Westphal College’s renovated URBN Annex, the Pearlstein Gallery has over 3,500 square feet and invites the public to enjoy our exhibits free of charge.
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