“Out of the Blue”
Bruce Pollock, Artist
The color blue is the darkest of all colors, and the one with the greatest depth before reaching total absence of color. Blue references the sky and the seas; it is the foremost color of our ‘blue planet’. It represents the infinite ‘blue yonder’ and infers verisimilitude as ‘true blue’. Artist Bruce Pollock explores the depth of this color in Out of the Blue, through a series of paintings. The works are made through a process of using white and shades of indigo pigment to paint geometric patterns and structures derived from natural and mathematical sources. To Pollock this imagery references energy fields, cellular architecture, constellated starlight, atomic matrixes, as well as earthly landscapes. Interested in the invisible complexity of these structures Pollock wants his paintings to “serve as windows for reflection on the order of the universe and our place within it”.
Bruce Pollock was born in Painesville, Ohio in 1951. He earned an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in 1978 and a BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1976. He has exhibited across the United States and internationally including The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Pollock has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is currently the Studio Head of Painting at Drexel University.
~ Madeline Kim, ‘16
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