Gordon Hunt

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-8 PM

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The paintings of Gordon Hunt are polished meditation in light and color. Often anchoring his studies in the subject of boats, viewers are taken in by the almost pointillist technique with which he renders his chosen subject-matter. In Sail Away, for example, one notes how Hunt paints in such a way that the luminosity of light reflected in water becomes the most salient theme. This painting of sparkling reflections and a distant silhouette also incorporates strong contrasting colors and dynamic shapes. These flashes of contrasting colors resonate throughout Gordon’s oeuvre. In his own words, this kind of contrast generates what he terms “visual energy and excitement.”

Influenced by beach scenes suggestive of holidays and a relaxed sense of well-being, Hunt’s work is equally influence by graphic design. In fact, it’s this graphic design aspect that gives his pointillistic pictures their alluringly universal character. Even when a boat seems obscured by shadow, or too far in the distance to actually see, there’s nonetheless a sensation of symmetry embedded in the work. This sense of balanced harmoniousness is not imposed from without, but relates to the subject-matter Hunt has chosen to work with: often, an examination of the poetic reciprocity between sea and sky.

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Gordon Hunt

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England

November 10 - December 1, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-8 PM

Into the Blue
Into the Blue

Acrylic on canvas
40" x 40"

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The paintings of Gordon Hunt are polished meditation in light and color. Often anchoring his studies in the subject of boats, viewers are taken in by the almost pointillist technique with which he renders his chosen subject-matter. In Sail Away, for example, one notes how Hunt paints in such a way that the luminosity of light reflected in water becomes the most salient theme. This painting of sparkling reflections and a distant silhouette also incorporates strong contrasting colors and dynamic shapes. These flashes of contrasting colors resonate throughout Gordon’s oeuvre. In his own words, this kind of contrast generates what he terms “visual energy and excitement.”

Influenced by beach scenes suggestive of holidays and a relaxed sense of well-being, Hunt’s work is equally influence by graphic design. In fact, it’s this graphic design aspect that gives his pointillistic pictures their alluringly universal character. Even when a boat seems obscured by shadow, or too far in the distance to actually see, there’s nonetheless a sensation of symmetry embedded in the work. This sense of balanced harmoniousness is not imposed from without, but relates to the subject-matter Hunt has chosen to work with: often, an examination of the poetic reciprocity between sea and sky.

Into the Blue
Into the Blue
Home with the Catch
Home with the Catch
Sail Away
Sail Away
Sailing the Sunshine
Sailing the Sunshine
Dawn Departure
Dawn Departure
Come On In - The Water's Lovely
Come On In - The Water's Lovely
Mediterranean Sparkles
Mediterranean Sparkles
Swim Stop
Swim Stop
Very Bright & Very Breezy - Beach Walk
Very Bright & Very Breezy - Beach Walk
Home with the Catch - St.Ives Fisherman
Home with the Catch - St.Ives Fisherman
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View Gordon Hunt's Past Exhibitions

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England | November 10 - December 1, 2018

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas