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Williamson has written on canvas the visual representation of a sound melody. A painting that becomes music and music that you do painting.
This exhibition contains works that were born from the collaboration between Williamson and American composer Greg Walter, but that collaboration we can talk about works in 4 hands in the sense that each group of notes composed of Walter has paid a brush Williamson imprinted on canvas and vice versa in every pictorial work has paid a note or a series of musical notes that have given life to a symphony. A completely new concept in the history of painting and in which we can say that the musician has "painted" the canvas and the painter has "played" the melody.
Williamson has written on canvas the visual representation of a sound melody.
A painting that becomes music and music that you do painting. The theme of the works of Williamson remains a kind of abstract landscape made up of horizontal lines, light beams and shadows wise, but in this series of works there is something more: it is the vibration that irrepressibly by the same lines, the blurred edges of color, the color modulations and light that immediately refer to a musical score, to a "visible melody", a "sound" visual.
His works pose as real "frequencies" of sounds, "vibrations" of musical instruments, sheet music and grills. The work appears as the visual record of the waves formed by the sound of a musical instrument. The whole of this work in the exhibition is divided into three series that correspond to three "moments" music: "the frequency series", "the Grid series" and "the Light series," as Williamson, focused on particular "moments" such as musical harmonies, the string movement and musical tones.
.... "The movements of the musical melody (... .of Greg Walter), deep, rich, are balanced by the composition itself and the shades of color in the painting," which, I might add, it is so permeated with sound.
so we speak of "Polyphony" of a pictorial work that is of a variety of sounds that are displayed and made visible on a canvas through the wise calibration of tonal and compositional effects; the colors that are superimposed on the pictorial field, one at a mastery of light coming from the back and from the bottom, which, as Williamson, is more reminiscent of chiaroscuro that resulting from the movement lesson Californian Light and Space, are resolved in a wise interplay that match the color tone of the notes that follow each other in musical composition. The contours blurred and elusive, the light that pervades them from the back, the blows of scathing light invading the composition, give the image of a symphony in the act of creation.
The sense of alienation, the loss of awareness of the "here and now" that pervades the viewer in front of the vision becomes the means to "listen" to the work, to "feel" its music, its melody and completely surrender to it .
Opening hours November 24 18
Art 1307 presents:
Polyphony of a landscape - Todd Williamson pictorial personnel
edited by Cynthia Penna
Opening Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 18 - exhibition of paintings and concert world premiere of "I Must Dream" composed and directed by Greg Walter, performed with Manuela Albano (cello) and Janine Hawley (mezzo soprano).
Exhibition open from 24 November to 10 January 2016 (visit by appointment)
at Villa di Donato - S. Eframo Old, Naples
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