August 18 through September 16, 2007
Reception: Saturday, August 18, 6-8 PM
at Art Sites,
Hours are Thursday –Sunday, 12-5 PM.
For more information and additional hours call 631 591 2401.
Serra describes his process, “Intuition, materiality, process, gesture, abstraction, presence, and kiln/high fire reduction are all aspects, thoughts, and concerns that are referenced in each sculptural piece. Yet, each piece is formed free of any specific preconceived idea. To be
To let go.”
Rudolph Serra has been teaching
art at institutions such as
These works explore the correlatives in thought, expression, and time. Zapkus juxtaposes images of architectural building plans, by several unrelated individuals, simultaneously conceived in the same time period. Using this as raw informational material he freely associates, makes correspondences and transformations for his own expressive ends. Zapkus has always been intrigued with analyzing and tracing thought processes in the residual of Art. The thinking which conjures creativity expresses a free and unlimited range of inquiry outside of functionality. The scores and plans Zapkus plumbs are maps of a wide range of human impulses: analytical, emotional, logical, erratic, and transcendent responses to human questions of being. They are evident and extraordinarily specific mindsets of information. Zapkus uses them to construct evidence of his own mindset in response. Unlike the traditional, perennial re-imaging of figure and landscape (with a twist) to access human reality, Zapkus tries to mainline experiential reality directly, using mental configurations as the starting point.
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