The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present ‘cues² and macroskins’: a duo exhibition by painter Carmen Fodoreanu and photographer C. Fodoreanu. This will be an installation exhibition combining painting, video and photography to create a meditation space.
‘Thought has been defined as ‘an idea or opinion produced by thinking, or occurring suddenly in the mind.’ Some say that thoughts are units of energy while others consider them pure vibration. For something so vaguely defined, it seats at the base of all human experience and reality. Experts say that the human mind processes on average about two thousand thoughts per hour. These thoughts are mostly unprovoked, without prediction. What we decide to keep thinking about is a matter of choice. We can ruminate about the good, the beautiful, the peaceful, the positive; or, everything else opposite. The decision is fundamentally ours; since our actions follow our thoughts, we become what we think. The body of work presented in the middle of the room explores the idea of thought processing, and covertly suggests the ability to selectively preserve what is flowing thru a quantum of possibilities. I am translating an hour of my thought stream into multiple visual objects, namely two thousand small painted cubes hanging from the ceiling around visitor’s head level. Each of these abstract representations requires a singular, focused exercise of the mind, and intrinsically engaging personal self-awareness. These painted cubes are clues into my mind, visual floating square cues. By compiling a unique selection of only beautiful, positive, peaceful thoughts, I am exercising a fundamental freedom of choice, and becoming what I think. The paintings rendered on large heavily texturized surfaces on the side walls represent the abstract imagery of the high-velocity thought-processing patterns, that are, at times, mesmerizing in their fast sequencing. The visual effect created by the smudge like brush strokes is one of continuity or stream flow. It is as if thoughts would embrace or surround one in a circular motion that keeps on spinning around its precisely determined axis forming a vortex-like sensation.’ – Carmen Fodoreanu
‘Is it the closeness that makes one feel connected to another, or there is actually a space that two souls temporarily occupy together? Is this intimacy tangible or ethereal? Is it visual or unseeable? As one grows into his own body, one discovers it, doubts it, tests it, at times denies it, only in the end to unconditionally accept it for all what it is. And as the love grows towards the beholder, there is a window that opens towards the other.’ – C. Fodoreanu
Exhibition period: Jan 17 to Feb 16, 2020.
Opening Reception and Artists Talk: Feb 7 at 7:00 pm.
More info: https://www.cornelhenryart.com/events/cues-and-macroskins-a-duo-exhibition-by-carmen-fodoreanu-and-c-fodoreanu