IAN MACK PAINTINGS
OPUS Projects is pleased to present TWO DEGREES the third solo exhibition of paintings by Ian Mack of works, shown chronologically, never seen before in New York on view from March 26th to May 5th. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8pm @ OPUS Projects - Studio 705.
Following OAXACA '69 1981- 1986 and THE SEKHMET PAINTINGS 1987-1989, 2 DEGREES includes paintings from 1995-1998 made after the artist moved from Colorado to New York in 1994.
2 DEGREES refers to the limits of the human eye. Humans are aware of objects within an angle of about two hundred degrees although only those included within an angle of two degrees from the eye will form an image on the fovea and be observed accurately. This is considerably less than most people imagine and means, for example, that only about two letters in any word on this page can be studied in detail.
The paintings in this show represent small details of the terrain in Columbia County New York where the artist lived before moving to New York City.
Ian Mack was born in England and spent his early years studying painting in London.
He then lived in Mexico where he discovered the vibrancy and emotional power of color. His early work was figurative representational realism with an emphasis on the flattening of space and the removal of traditional perspective.
His work is driven by color. Now purely abstract they reference very small details of his surroundings that become large and small scale paintings.
He moved permanently to the United States in 1981 and spent twelve years in Colorado before moving to the east coast. he has lived and worked in New York since 1994.