Deception Pass: new work by John Gaunt
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th, 7-10 PM
John Gaunt presents an exhibition of paintings and painterly structures that explore themes of environmental change and entropy through an abstract language derived in part from recent field work in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes. Empirical systems of weather, topography and the rhythm of rivers and tides provide points of departure for his search for an autonomous painted presence. Through sustained improvisation, Gaunt creates hard-won forms that engage each other and the space of the gallery in an aesthetic dialogue that has sustained and challenged the artist for
almost two decades.
Educated in the United States and abroad, John Gaunt maintains a studio practice in Minneapolis that embraces generative processes through painting, drawing and model building. A Professor in Painting and Drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Gaunt has held numerous visiting artist and guest lecturer positions including, the Burren College of Art in Ireland, the International Academy Neukloster Germany, School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, Gustavus Adolphus College, Cazenovia College, University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and University of Wisconsin – Stout. His work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and acquired in both public and private collections.